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Newsgathering: Law, Regulation and the Public Interest


ISBN13: 9780199685806
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £175.00



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This pioneering work draws together the law and other regulatory rules that relate to newsgathering. Written in the post-Leveson environment, each chapter considers a specific newsgathering practice, and covers ethics, (self-) regulatory rules, common law and statutory oversight.

In addition to covering the law of England and Wales, the work draws on the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and applicable EU law.

Written by highly-regarded authors Gavin Millar QC and Dr Andrew Scott, this is the first text to cover the full range of newsgathering issues from a legal perspective.

  • First text to draw together all the law and other regulatory rules that govern the practice of newsgathering.
  • Takes into account Lord Justice Leveson's 2012 report published after the public inquiry into issues of British press culture, practices and ethics raised by the News International phone hacking scandal.

Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
1. Introduction: Journalism, the Public Interest, and the Law (Regulating the Fourth Estate)

PART ONE: SOURCES AND JOURNALISTIC MATERIALS
2. The Protection of Sources: General Principles
3. Powers to Compel Source Identity and Other Information Disclosure
4. Other Powers to Access Information Held by Journalists
5. Legal Risks for Sources
6. Payment of Sources
7. Conflicts of Interest

PART TWO: ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION
8. Open Government: General Principles
9. Freedom of Information
10. Access to the Courts and Other Forums
11. Reporting on Public Protest and Events
12. Reporting on Conflict

PART THREE: REGULATION OF INTRUSIVE NEWSGATHERING
13. Intrusive Journalism: General Principles
14. Harassment and Related Wrongs
15. Misrepresentation of Purposes and Entrapment
16. Illicit Information Gathering

PART FOUR: INFLUENCE OF LIBEL AND PRIVACY LAWS ON NEWSGATHERING BEHAVIOUR
17. Libel and Newsgathering Practice
18. Privacy and Newsgathering Practice
19. Conclusion: The Future of Newsgathering Regulation