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Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age
  

Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age (Hardback)

Edited by Weisenhaus, Doreen
Edited by Young, Simon N. M.

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The Internet has transformed the ways in which we communicate and disseminate information. The Internet has helped to further the aims of journalism and been a friend to the media. But journalistic activities and other conduct on the Internet have led to policy rethinking and leg... read full description below.

ISBN 9781782257400
Barcode 9781782257400
Published 23 February 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781782257400
ISBN-10 1782257403
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Hart Publishing
Publication Date 23 February 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Weisenhaus, Doreen
Edited by Young, Simon N. M.
Category Comparative Law
Social Law
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 169mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 644g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Mass media - Law and legislation, Press law
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 343.099
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Internet has transformed the ways in which we communicate and disseminate information. The Internet has helped to further the aims of journalism and been a friend to the media. But journalistic activities and other conduct on the Internet have led to policy rethinking and legal reforms that impact on media practices and freedoms. This book explores the media law and policy reforms that have taken place in the Internet age and examines the processes of reform. The book concentrates on three areas of reform of international significance: defamation law, regulation of the media and Internet, and national security laws. All of the authors are pre-eminent legal practitioners or scholars from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, Switzerland and China. Most are the leading practitioners on media law in their jurisdictions.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The internet has given the world the means to more fully realize the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas regardless of frontiers. But this giant step for freedom of information has come with equally giant challenges, including that of adapting laws and national jurisdiction to this borderless medium. Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age could not have come at a more pressing time. It provides a crucial and comparative insight into the defining issue of the decade. A must-read for anyone seeking to better comprehend the depth and breadth of the impact of the internet on our legal concepts, systems and reasoning. -- Dr Agnes Callamard, Director, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia University It has never been easier to communicate information; the internet and social media enable anyone to be a publisher or netizen. Laws to restrict communication adapt to this new context, creating fresh battlegrounds in the continuing fight to protect freedom of expression. This book shines a bright light on the issues at stake, with insights from the front lines by individuals dedicated to media law reforms. How the law affects free speech matters to us all. -- Heather Rogers, QC, One Brick Court, London, and co-author Duncan and Neill on Defamation (4th edn) (2015) Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age represents a significant addition to the still limited literature on how we should approach media freedom globally. It coherently examines various internet-driven challenges and opportunities for media law reforms. This informatively edited volume provides an in-depth and wide-ranging insight into defamation, privacy, open justice, the journalist's privilege, and more. The book should be essential reading for anyone interested in the international, foreign, and comparative framework for analyzing the internet's impact on media freedom and practice. -- Kyu Ho Youm, Professor and Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, University of Oregon The legal environment underlying serious journalism rarely gets enough attention, yet it is crucial to what we journalists do. The shifting laws that impact our reporting have grown markedly more complex in the digital age. Fortunately, we have a groundbreaking new resource in the field. In Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age, Doreen Weisenhaus, Simon Young and their colleagues chart the global trends affecting media freedom, libel law, and online expression. For those who care about the future of free expression, this is an invaluable addition. -- David E Kaplan, Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Doreen Weisenhaus is Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong, where she has taught media law and ethics since 2000. She is the author of Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (2007 and an expanded edition in 2014). She is a former prosecutor and former city editor of The New York Times. Simon N M Young is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. He is a practising barrister at Parkside Chambers and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law.

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