Store International / NEW RELEASES Media Law in Australia, Second edition
New Edition
Media Law in Australia, Second edition by HITCHENS

Media Law in Australia, Second edition

By Lesley Hitchens
Format
Softcover
$76.00

Softcover

This product is available for pre-sale
Price
Qty.
Add to Cart
Overview

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Australia surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shift from mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure on traditional law models.
An introduction describing the main actors and salient aspects of media markets is followed by in-depth analyses of print media, radio and television broadcasting, the Internet, commercial communications, political advertising, concentration in media markets, and media regulation. Among the topics that arise for discussion are privacy, cultural policy, protection of minors, competition policy, access to digital gateways, protection of journalists’ sources, standardization and interoperability, and liability of intermediaries. Relevant case law is considered throughout, as are various ethical codes.
A clear, comprehensive overview of media legislation, case law, and doctrine, presented from the practitioner’s point of view, this book is a valuable time-saving resource for all concerned with media and communication freedom. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Australia will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.

Publish Date 05/22/2020
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403522951
SKU 10058254-0002
Table of Contents

The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Freedom of Speech
Part II. Regulation of Print Media
Chapter 1. The Journalists’ Profession
Chapter 2. Journalists’ Rights
Chapter 3. Journalists’ Liability
Chapter 4. Right to Reply
Chapter 5. Access to Public Information
Chapter 6. Supervision: Press
Part III. Regulation of Audiovisual Media (Broadcasting)
Chapter 1. Public Service Broadcasting
Chapter 2. Private Broadcasting
Chapter 3. Programme Standards
Chapter 4. Political Broadcasting
Chapter 5. Advertising Rules
Chapter 6. Right to Information
Chapter 7. Access to Networks and Platforms
Chapter 8. Standards and Interoperability
Part IV. Ownership Regulation
Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator
Chapter 1. Organization
Chapter 2. Tasks
Chapter 3. Sanctioning Powers
Selected Bibliography
Index

Volumes