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Media Law in Israel by Ido Baum

Media Law in Israel

By Ido Baum


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Israel 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 Israel will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.

Publish Date 03/20/2014
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041151797
SKU 10058261-0001
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. Press Council.

Part III. Regulation of Audio-visual 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.

Chapter 9 National Emergency.

Part IV. Cross-Ownership Regulation.

Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator.

Chapter 1 Organization.

Chapter 2 Tasks.

Chapter 3 Sanctioning Powers.

Selected Bibliography.