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Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age

Edited by: Doreen Weisenhaus, Simon N. M. Young

ISBN13: 9781782257400
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The Internet has transformed the ways in which we communicate and disseminate information. The Internet has helped to further the aims of journalism and been a friend to the media.

But journalistic activities and other conduct on the Internet have led to policy rethinking and legal reforms that impact on media practices and freedoms.

This book explores the media law and policy reforms that have taken place in the Internet age and examines the processes of reform. The book concentrates on three areas of reform of international significance: defamation law, regulation of the media and Internet, and national security laws.

All of the authors are pre-eminent legal practitioners or scholars from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Switzerland and China. Most are the leading practitioners on media law in their jurisdictions.

Subjects:
Internet Law, Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Introduction
Doreen Weisenhaus and Simon NM Young

Part A: Conceptual Perspectives of Media Law and Policy
1. Defending Media Freedom in the Internet Age
Peter Noorlander
2. Advances in Open Justice in England and Wales
Lord Dyson MR
3. Free Speech, Reputation and Media Intrusion: Law Reform Now
Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC
4. Independence of the Press as a Constitutional Necessity
Gillian Phillips

Part B: Media Law Reform and Defamation
5. Rethinking Reynolds: Defending Public Interest Speech
Andrew T Kenyon
6. Defamation Law in Canada and England: Emerging Differences
Paul Schabas and Adam Lazier
7. The Internet and Politics in the Development of Hong Kong Defamation Law
Rick Glofcheski
8. China's Defamation Law: The Contest Between Criminal and Civil Defamation Law
Xu Xun
9. The Philippine Supreme Court on Cyber Libel: Lost in Overbreadth
H Harry L Roque, Jr
10. Confidentiality of Journalists' Sources in Singapore: Silence is Not Golden
George Hwang

Part C: Legal Regulation of the Media and Internet
11. Challenges for Communications in a Changing Legal Landscape
Rolf H Weber
12. Self-regulation of the Press in the United Kingdom
Lord Hunt of Wirral
13. Regulatory Responses from a Southern Archipelago
Ursula Cheer
14. Privacy Down Under
Peter Bartlett
15. Two Faces of Freedom of the Press in Indonesia's Reformation Era
T Mulya Lubis