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The Blackstones Human Rights series provides an in-detail and in-depth analysis on the Human Rights Act 1998 on a subject-by-subject basis. The series has been edited by John Wadham, solicitor, Director of Liberty and a member of the Governments Human Rights Task Force. Media Law and Human Rights provides a comprehensive guide to the Strasbourg case law as it affects the media and examines how the UK courts have grappled with the concepts developed by the European Court. It considers the potential for further influence and looks at the special provisions in the Human Rights Act for the media.;A detailed review of the ECHR case law on defamation and its possible impact on the development of domestic libel law is included. Recent case law on public interest reporting, including Bergens Tidende v Norway in the European Court and the House of Lords' decision in Turkington v Times Newspapers Ltd is also covered. The consequences of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act 2000 for media coverage of election campaigns are considered and the Article 6 fair hearing principles most relevant to media regulators are summarized.