From the outset the modern human rights movement has relied on the press and media as an essential partner in its work to hold governments accountable for human rights violations. Powers analyzes several features of the current media human rights landscape that raise important analytical and empirical questions about the ways in which the older and the new paradigms interact and whether these changes will in the end be beneficial or harmful to the human rights movement. In her article, Ella McPherson argues that the relationship between news and media organizations and human rights Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is a two-way street. The major professional human rights nongovernmental organizations (HRNGOs) are staffed by experts who are steeped in international human rights law, and who take great pains to ensure that their claims can be validated both in terms of their factual accuracy and with respect to the relevant norms of international law.