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Media Law in Bulgaria

Media Law in Bulgaria

Media Law in Bulgaria

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By Boris E. Kolev, Tzvetelina Petkova
Publish Date
06/02/2015
Product Line
Kluwer Law International
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.

ISBN: 9789041160683
SKU: 904116068X
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The Authors

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 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. Cross-Ownership Regulation

Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator

Chapter 1. Organization

Chapter 2. Tasks

Chapter 3. Sanctioning Powers

List of Discussed Legislation

Selected Bibliography

Index

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