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Media Law: Cases Materials and Commentary 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780195598483
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £57.99

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Media Law: Cases Materials and Commentary is an engaging and accessible introduction to the dynamic area of media law. It examines the basic principles of the substantive areas of law affecting the practice of contemporary media organisations including defamation, invasion of privacy and freedom of information. Using carefully selected excerpts from recent cases and legislation and insightful author commentary, this text explores important media law concepts and helps readers place these into both legal and cultural contexts.

The second edition discusses the levels of content regulation as applied to print, broadcast and online media and the sector-specific rules affecting ownership and control of media outlets. Media Law also incorporates critical perspectives from a range of academic disciplines including media and cultural studies to offer conceptual frameworks in which Australian media law can be understood and interpreted.

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Part 1: Introduction
1. The Social and Political Role of the Media
2. Freedom of Speech

Part 2: Media Regulation
3. Print Media and Journalists
4. Broadcasting Services
5. Online Services
6. Media Ownership

Part 3: Defamation and the Protection of Reputation
7. Liability for Defamation
8. Defences to Defamation
9. Remedies for Defamation
10. Injurious Falsehood, Negligence and Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Part 4: Open Justice and Contempt
11. The Principle of Open Justice
12. Contempt of Court

Part 5: Privacy
13. Privacy
14. Breach of Confidence
15. Information Privacy

Part 6: Offensive Publications
16. Offensive Publications

Part 7: Freedom of Information
17. Freedom of Information