The ethics and aesthetics of trafficking films: MTVs Exit Campaign

Arthurs, J. (2008) The ethics and aesthetics of trafficking films: MTVs Exit Campaign. In: Migration, Trafficking and Human Rights Conference, Watershed, Bristol, November 2008. Available from:

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MTVs exit campaign to raise awareness about the trafficking of women highlights the difficulties faced by charitable organisations when using audience research to evaluate the effectiveness of their media campaigns. To connect with audiences whose ethical and political commitments have been shaped within a media saturated, capitalist culture, they risk reinforcing the positioning of women’s bodies as consumable products in a pleasure oriented service economy and further normalisation of the practices the campaigners are seeking to prevent. To be effective in the longer term charities require an ethical approach to media campaigns that recognises their political dimension and the shift in values required.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:campaigns, trafficking, film ethics, audience research
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:11773
Deposited By: C. Mcquillan
Deposited On:06 Oct 2010 14:20
Last Modified:22 Nov 2016 14:04

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