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McNae's essential law for journalists.

Author: David Banks; Mark Hanna; L C J McNae
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 20th 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: David Banks; Mark Hanna; L C J McNae
ISBN: 9780199556458 0199556458
OCLC Number: 316430269
Notes: Previous edition: by Tom Welsh, Walter Greenwood, David Banks. 2007.
Description: xxxv, 613 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; PART 1: CRIME, COURTS, AND TRIBUNALS; 2. Crime: media coverage prior to any court case; 3. Crime: categories and definitions; 4. Magistrates courts: the most serious criminal cases; 5. Magistrates courts: summary cases; 6. Criminal cases in the Crown courts and appeal courts; 7. Juveniles in criminal, ASBO, and drink ban proceedings; 8. Sexual offences; 9. Other court reporting restrictions; 10. Civil courts; 11. Family courts; 12. Open justice and access to court information; 13. Challenging the courts; 14. Coroners courts; 15. Tribunals and public inquiries; 16. Contempt of court; PART 2: DEFAMATION AND RELATED LAW; 17. Defamation; 18. What the claimant must prove; 19. Defences; 20. The Reynolds defence; 21. Criminal libel, slander, and malicious falsehoods; 22. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; PART 3: CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVACY, AND COPYRIGHT; 23. Breach of confidence; 24. Privacy; 25. The Data Protection Act 1998; 26. Children and privacy; 27. Copyright; PART 4: INFORMATION AND EXPRESSION: RIGHTS, SOURCES, AND BOUNDARIES; 28. The Freedom of Information Act 2000; 29. Other information rights and access to meetings; 30. Reporting elections; 31. Official secrets; 32. The journalist's sources; 33. Terrorism and the effect of counter-terrorism law; 34. The incitement of hate; PART 5: PHOTOGRAPHY, FILMING, AND VIDEOING; 35. Photography, filming, and videoing; PART 6 NORTHERN IRELAND; 36. Northern Ireland; Appendix 1: Extracts from the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; Appendix 2: The Press Complaints Commission Editors' Code of Practice; Glossary
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