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.
Chapter 3.4: Terminology
Lawyers have their own language. Sometimes modern, frequently archaic, it nevertheless needs to be appreciated, if not adopted, if you are going to do well in your assessment. It will serve you well if you accept from the outset that, when analysing a problem, you should consider the issues from a neutral perspective. What the lawyers call authority should support any conclusions. This will usually be a decision of a court in this country, overseas or the European Court of Human Rights. It may, on occasions, be the writings of an academic or lawyer, as published in a textbook or academic journal. Occasionally, it may be an official body, such as the Law Commission or a Select Committee of the House of Commons. In ...