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A Journalist's Guide to Media Law

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Mark PearsonAssociate Professor of Journalism, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

ISBN13: 9781864484342
ISBN: 1864484349
Published: February 1998
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (Australia) Pty Ltd
Format: paperback (C format)
Price: Out of print

A practical guide to media law, offering an overview of aspects of law which relate to a journalist's work. Topics covered include: defamation; contempt; confidentiality; privacy; trespass; copyright; and regulation. There is also an introduction to the legal system and some case studies.

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Journalists and the law - media law, the legal system; journalists and justice - sub-justice contempt, dealing with courts and jurors, reporting the courts; journalists and reputations - identifying defamation, defending defamation; journalists and information - keeping secrets, agreements copyright and contract; ethics and the law - privacy and morality, the regulators; future issues - new technologies and the road to reform.