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By Duncan Bloy

Media legislations is a necessary and obtainable advent to the topic that would help media; journalism and legislations scholars comprehend key innovations and relief their revision. This ebook, designed to counterpoint latest textbooks will recommend readers on how most sensible to utilise the mammoth and ever turning out to be array of data at their disposal. The tone and point of this consultant makes it effortless to stick with and may turn out priceless in aiding scholars build assessed coursework. verified ideas and modern advancements in media legislation are coated and contain: " privateness and Confidentiality " Defamation " Contempt of courtroom " Reporting regulations " Freedom of Expression " fresh statutory and Case legislation advancements. Readers are proven tips on how to study, establish and crucially practice media legislation rules to fulfill their wishes and people in their examiners. This booklet is a part of the SAGE direction better half sequence. built as available reference instruments, SAGE direction partners supply an advent to the topic and inspire scholars to increase their realizing of key innovations, concerns and debates.

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See Greene v. Associated Press [2004]. 3 themes As you read this part of the book, it will probably become increasingly apparent that certain themes can be identified that permeate a number of elements of your media law course. Let us look at two of them next. Privacy and freedom of expression The concept of the public interest is one that has been referred to earlier. qxd 11/22/2006 6:19 PM Page 28 28 MEDIA LAW Rights. If you consider the first schedule to the Human Rights Act, you will soon discover the extent to which the various articles of the Convention can impact media law.

Thirdly, there must be an unauthorised use of that information to the detriment of the party communicating it. So, in a case like Stephens v. Avery [1988] 2 All ER 477, it is easy to see from the facts of the case why the law on confidentiality was entirely appropriate. The plaintiff had imparted personal information to her close friend on the express basis that what she had been told should remain secret. In other words, it was a ‘confidential communication’. The information was by way of a confession that she had been the lesbian lover of a woman who had subsequently been killed by her husband who was convicted of her manslaughter.

In effect, ‘this means that the quality of the evidence or the witness’ level of cooperation will be diminished by fear or distress and that the situation will be improved by an order being made. Please ensure that you know whether a section or sections of an Act of Parliament are in force at the time of writing, otherwise you will suffer embarrassment and loss of credit. Tutors expect your knowledge to be up to date. From even a cursory look at a piece of legislation, you will have gleaned that, despite the best endeavours of the Plain English Campaign, those who draft it are not always on message.

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