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McNae's essential law for journalists.

Author: Tom Welsh; Walter Greenwood; David Banks; L C J McNae
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 19th ed.View all editions and formats
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Welsh; Walter Greenwood; David Banks; L C J McNae
ISBN: 9780199211548 019921154X
OCLC Number: 123374280
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xxiii, 587 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Starting proceedings: reporting the courts; 3. Crimes; 4. Magistrates courts: summary proceedings; 5. Magistrates courts: preliminary hearings; 6. Juveniles in the news; 7. The crown court and the appeal courts; 8. Sexual offences and other statutory restrictions; 9. Magistrates courts: civil functions; 10. The civil courts; 11. Admission to the courts and access to court information; 12. Challenging the courts; 13. Divorce; 14. Bankruptcy and company liquidation; 15. Inquests; 16. Tribunals and inquiries; 17. Contempt of court; 18. Defamation; 19. What the claimant must prove; 20. How much protection?; 21. Criminal libel, slander, and malicious falsehoods; 22. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; 23. Breach of confidence; 24. The journalist's sources; 25. Race relations; 26. Election law; 27. Freedom of information; 28. Copyright; 29. Official secrets; 30. Human Rights Act 1998; 31. The Codes; 32. Privacy; 33. Data Protection Act 1998; 34. The broadcast journalist; 35. The photographer and the law; 36. Northern Ireland; 37. The online journalist; Book list; Index
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This is a practical guide for journalists and other writers whose job takes them into contact with the law. This edition takes account of recent and forthcoming changes in the law as they affect journalists.

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"Not for nothing is McNae's known among journalists as the Bible for media law. It should be easily to hand on the desk or reference book shelf of every working journalist and editor." Mike Dodd, Read more...

 
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