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Law for journalists

Author: Frances Quinn
Publisher: Harlow : Pearson Longman, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Essential reading for students, trainees and practising journalists alike, Law for Journalists is an exciting new textbook that provides a comprehensive and highly readable guide to everything a journalist needs to know about the law. Written by an award-winning journalist and experienced textbook author, the book uses jargon-free, accessible language and the information in each chapter is presented in a clear,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Quinn
ISBN: 9780582823112 0582823110
OCLC Number: 144595568
Description: xxiv, 417 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 2: Writing about the Courts 6. Contempt of court 7. Access to the courts 8. General reporting restrictions under the Contempt of Court Act 9. Reporting restrictions in criminal cases 10. Reporting restrictions concerning children 11. Reporting inquests 12. Reporting tribunals and inquiries 13. Challenging reporting restrictions Section 3: Defamation and Malicious Falsehood 14. Defamation 15. Defences and remedies for defamation 16. Malicious falsehood Section 4: Privacy, confidentiality and copyright 17. Confidentiality and privacy 18. Trespass and harassment 19. Protecting sources and source material 20. Data protection 21. Copyright Section 5: Reporting government and business 22. Official secrets 23. Reporting local government 24. Reporting elections 25. Freedom of information 26. Writing about business Section 6: Race, religion and public order 27. Race and religion 28. Criminal, seditious and obscene libel Section 7: Broadcasting and photography 29. Television and radio journalism 30. Photography Glossary Further reading Index
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