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Media Law in Slovakia, Third Edition by Andrej Skolkay

Media Law in Slovakia, Third Edition

By Andrej Skolkay


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

Pages 216
Publish Date 03/02/2016
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041167590
SKU 10058266-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. Freedom of Speech

Chapter 1. Cases Radio Viva (Radio Twist)

Chapter 2. Case Martin Klein

Chapter 3. The Case of Judges and Cartoons

Chapter 4. The Political Cases

Chapter 5. Taking Photos from the City Council Meeting

Chapter 6. The Case: Taking Pictures from Official Act of a

Police Officer

Chapter 7. The Case: Right to Information of Participants in Court Cases

Chapter 8. The Case of the Ministry of Agriculture

Chapter 9. Ringier Axel Springer Slovakia, a.s. v. Slovakia

Chapter 10. The Case of Arpád Soltész

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 Audiovisual Media (Broadcasting)

Chapter 1. Public Service Media

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

Chapter 8. Standards and Interoperability

Part IV. Cross-Ownership Regulation

Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator

Chapter 1. Organization

Chapter 2. Tasks

Chapter 3. Sanctioning Powers

Selected Bibliography