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Civil and Political Rights in the American Press Release for the Most Prominent News Websites

Jun 18, 2022 01:37 pm

Ibrahim Saqr Al-Zaeem, Hatem Abu Zayda


The study aimed at determining civil and political rights in the press address of the most prominent American websites, between 10/2021 and 1/2022. A tool containing civil and political rights was prepared in accordance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 16, 1966, and came into force on March 23, 1976. To ensure the credibility and stability of the tool, test-retest, factor analysis and necessary changes have been made. To obtain the results, frequencies, calculation averages and percentages were used. The results showed that the right to life leads the percentages (25.02%), followed by other rights (18.73%) (cultural, social and economic rights), equality (14.36%) and freedom of expression (12.06%), which are at the centre of civil rights. On the other hand, it has gained dimensions: freedom to establish associations (0.85%), freedom of protest and peaceful demonstration (2.16%) the lowest percentages, all of which are political rights.

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