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.

Categorisation

Categorisation

I suggested earlier that, as an aid to learning and revision, you might wish to consider building up a list of important topics linked to major cases, categorised by ‘main’ subject area and then further broken down in to ‘subcategories’. I will illustrate this by reference to the law on prior restraint. I have chosen this topic because it is important thematically and also because there has been recent case law at both House of Lords and Court of Appeal levels.

Prior restraint is a topic that will be considered at the outset of your course. The proposition is a simple one. There are those who, for a number of varying reasons, will endeavour to persuade a court that a newspaper or broadcasting company should be ...

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