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The journalist's guide to media law : dealing with legal and ethical issues

Author: Mark Pearson
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This fully revised and updated practical guide offers a comprehensive overview of aspects of law which relate to a journalist's work including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, copyright and regulation. Cases and examples are used to illustrate key points. Also included is an introduction to the legal system.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pearson
ISBN: 1865089141 9781865089140
OCLC Number: 56525682
Description: viii, 380 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Journalist and the legal system: Media law and ethics --
The legal system --
Freedom of the press --
2. Reporting crime and justice: Open justice --
Contempt of court --
Dealing with the justice system --
Reporting the courts --
3. Journalists and reputations: Identifying defamation --
Defending defamation --
4. Journalists and information: Keeping secrets: confidentiality, sources and freedom of information legislation --
Intellectual property: protecting your work and using the work of others --
5. Ethics and the law: Privacy and ethnicity --
The regulators --
Appendix 1. MEAA (AJA) code of ethics --
Appendix 2. Australian Press Council statement of principles.
Other Titles: Media law
Responsibility: Mark Pearson.
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"His book is written with flair and authority and will help journalists do their job confidently while staying on the right side of the law." --John Tidey, "Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Read more...

 
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