The Journalist's Guide to Media Law: Dealing with Legal and Ethical Issues

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Allen & Unwin, 2004 - Law - 380 pages
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An introduction to media law from a journalist's perspective is offered in this fully revised and updated practical guide. A comprehensive overview of the aspects of law that relate to a journalist's work is provided, including defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespassing, copyright, and ethical regulation. Tips, summaries, and a flow chart to defamation law make it a handy reference for professionals and an essential text for students.

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Mark Pearson is Professor and Head of Journalism at Bond University, Queensland and holds a Master of Laws with a specialisation in media law. He has worked as a journalist on a variety of metropolitan, suburban and regional newspapers and was a section editor on The Australian.

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