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.

European Case Law

European case law

Murphy v. Ireland [2003] ECHR 352

The Irish Faith Centre submitted an advertisement to an independent commercial radio station. It read:

What think ye of Christ? Would you, like Peter, only say that he is the son of the living God? Have you ever exposed yourself to the historical facts about Christ? The Irish Faith Centre are presenting for Easter week an hour long video … on the evidence of the resurrection from Monday 10th-Saturday 15th April every night at 8:30 and Easter Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and also live by satellite at 7.30 p.m.

The Independent Radio and Television Commission stopped the broadcast under section 10(3) of the Radio and Television Act 1988. It stated:

No advertisement shall be broadcast which is directed towards ...

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