Media Law in Sweden
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Sweden 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 Sweden will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.
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List of Abbreviations.
Part I. Freedom of Speech.
Chapter 1. Historical Background and Current Legal Situation. Freedom of Speech as a Societal Value.
Chapter 2. The Importance and Role of the Instrument of Government in Relation to Freedom of Speech.
Chapter 3. Freedom of Speech as Defined by the Freedom of Press Act.
Chapter 4. European Human Rights Law on Freedom of Speech.
Chapter 5. The Structure and Content of the Freedom of Press Act.
Chapter 6. The Freedom of Speech Act.
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. Relation with EU.
Chapter 7. Broadcasting Authority and Press Council.
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.
Chapter 8. Standards and Interoperability.
Chapter 9. Analysis of the Implementation of the EU Audiovisual Directive in Swedish Law.
Part IV. Cross Ownership Regulation.
Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator.