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Freedom of the Press

Edited by: Eric Barendt

ISBN13: 9780754627821
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £230.00

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Bringing together the most seminal articles written by leading international experts, this volume discusses all aspects of freedom of the press. The papers in the first part of this volume discuss the meaning of press freedom and its relationship to freedom of speech, while those in the second part discuss the extent to which self-regulation is a satisfactory alternative to legal controls.

The essays in parts III and IV explore the various solutions adopted in the USA and in some Commonwealth countries to balancing the freedom of the press and other media against the laws of libel and privacy. They discuss, among other issues, the question whether courts should apply the same constitutional principles to privacy actions as those developed in libel law and how far celebrities are entitled to claim privacy rights when they are photographed in public places.

Media and Entertainment Law
Part I Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression:
Or of the press, Potter Stewart
A preferred position for journalism, Anthony Lewis
The independent significance of the press clause under existing law, C. Edwin Baker
Freedom of the press: ownership and editorial values, Thomas Gibbons.
Part II Self-Regulation of the Press:
Press councils: the answer to our 1st Amendment dilemma, John A. Ritter and Matthew Leibowitz
Privacy jurisprudence of the Press Complaints Commission, Louis Blom-Cooper and Lisa R. Pruitt
European human rights law, Herdis Thorgeirsdóttir.
Part III Freedom of the Press and Libel Law:
Libel and press self-censorship, David A. Anderson
Freedom of speech and defamation: developments in the common law world, Adrienne Stone and George Williams
Lange and Reynolds qualified privilege: Australian and English defamation law and practice, Andrew Kenyon.; Part IV Freedom of the Press and Privacy:
The right to speak from Times to Time: 1st Amendment theory applied to libel and misapplied to privacy, Melville B. Nimmer
Privacy and the reasonable paranoid: the protection of privacy in public places, Elizabeth Paton-Simpson
Privacy and speech, Paul Gerwitz
Is Von Hannover v. Germany a step backward for the substantive analysis of speech and privacy interests?, M.A. Sanderson
Name index.

Series: Library of Essays in Media Law

Library of Essays in Media Law: 4 Volume Set ISBN 9780754628019
Published October 2009
Media Freedom and Contempt of Court
Edited by: Eric Barendt
ISBN 9780754627852
Published October 2009
£215.00 - Unavailable at Publisher
Regulating Audiovisual Services ISBN 9780754627982
Published October 2009
Free Speech in the New Media
Edited by: Thomas Gibbons
ISBN 9780754627913
Published September 2009