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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law for Journalists 5th ed isbn 9781292017754

Law for Journalists 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781447923060
New Edition ISBN: 9781292017754
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781408254141
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Engaging, relevant and comprehensive, Law for Journalists is the must-have guide to media law for journalism students, trainees and working journalists alike.

This popular text is specifically structured for journalism courses, including those accredited by the NCTJ and BJTC. Offering practical guidance and an engaging insight into the law as it relates to journalists, this new edition continues to enhance the strong reputation of this text.

Media and Entertainment Law
Section 1: Law and the legal system:
1. How law is made
2. The legal system
3. Criminal courts and procedure
4. Civil courts and procedure
5. Human rights and English Law Section

Section 2: Writing about the Courts:
6. Contempt of court
7. Access to the courts
8. General reporting restrictions
9. Reporting restrictions in criminal cases
10. Reporting restrictions concerning children
11. Reporting the family courts
12. Reporting inquests
13. Reporting tribunals and inquiries
14. Challenging reporting restrictions Section

Section 3: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood:
15. Defamation
16. Defences and remedies for defamation
17. Malicious falsehood Section

Section 4: Privacy, confidentiality and copyright:
18. Breach of confidence
19. Privacy
20. Trespass and harassment
21. Protecting sources and source material
22. Data protection
23. Copyright Section

Section 5: Reporting government and business:
24. Official secrets
25. Reporting local government
26. Reporting elections
27. Freedom of information
28. Writing about business Section

Section 6: Race, religion and public order:
29. Race and religion Section

Section 7: Broadcasting and photography
30. Television and radio journalism
31. Photography

Appendix 1: Press Complaints Commission Code of Practice and Schedule
Appendix 2: Defamation Act 1996, Schedule 1 (Parts I and II)
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