Law and the Media: An Everyday Guide for Professionals

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This is a practical reference book in which editors and journalists can quickly find the answers to their day-to-day legal queries, and a step-by-step guide to those areas of the law with which trained ...
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This is a practical reference book in which editors and journalists can quickly find the answers to their day-to-day legal queries, and a step-by-step guide to those areas of the law with which trained journalists must be familiar. The book covers the law relating to all areas of the media - the press, radio, TV and advertising.<%TOC%> Libel: General introduction
Libel: Defences
Libel: Procedure, injunctions and damages
Criminal libel
Blasphemous libel and seditious libel
The legal system
Breach of contract
Copyright
Court reporting: The restrictions
Contempt of court
Journalists' sources
Obscenity and racial hatred
Elections and parliament
Official Secrets Act and D-notices
Promotions
Professional regulatory bodies
Advertising
The right to privacy

Audience: Students on media-related courses; practising journalists; broadcasters; advertisers; editors.

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A reference book of British law for reporters, editors, and journalism students. Covers libel, the British legal system, breach of confidence, copyrights, court reporting, contempt of court, journalists' sources, obscenity and racial hatred, elections and Parliament, official secrets and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750620086
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/22/1995
  • Series: Journalism Media Manual Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

The legal system; Copyright; Libel; Complaints to regulatory bodies; Criminal libel; Blasphemous libel and seditious libel; breach of confidence; Human Rights Act/Data Protection Act; Contempt of Court; Court reporting, the restrictions; Journalists' sources; Obscenity, indecent displays and racial hatred; Elections and parliament; Official Secrets Act and D-Notices; Appendix 1: Important cases and statutes; Appendix 2: Questions and answers; Appendix 3: Essential tools and contracts; Appendix 4: Press Code of Conduct; Bibliography

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