Media Law is an essential and accessible introduction to the subject that will assist media; journalism and law students understand key concepts and aid their revision. This book, designed to complement existing textbooks will advise readers on how best to utilise the vast and ever growing array of information at their disposal. The tone and level of this guide makes it easy to follow and should prove invaluable in helping students construct assessed coursework. Established principles and contemporary developments in media law are covered and include: " Privacy and Confidentiality " Defamation " Contempt of Court " Reporting Restrictions " Freedom of Expression " Recent statutory and Case Law developments. Readers are shown how to research, identify and crucially apply media law principles to meet their needs and those of their examiners. This book is part of the SAGE Course Companion Series. Developed as accessible reference tools, SAGE Course Companions offer an introduction to the subject and encourage students to extend their understanding of key concepts, issues and debates.

Introduction

Introduction

Let me set out as clearly as possible the intentions behind the Course Companions series as they apply to media law. The major aim is to assist you in achieving the highest possible marks in your assessment as a result of studying in a constructive and productive manner. In order to do this, you have to accept that this guide is not designed to replace the standard learning material provided by your tutors or lecturers. You must therefore regard this text as being supplementary to the reference material provided for your course. Hopefully it will also encourage you to widen your reading and undertake greater research.

I am sure that most of you will have been provided at the outset of your course with some ...

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