1st Edition

Comparative Media Law and Ethics

By Tim Crook Copyright 2010
    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    496 Pages
    by Routledge

    Providing practical and theoretical resources on media law and ethics for the United Kingdom and United States of America and referencing other legal jurisdictions such as France, Japan, India, China and Saudi Arabia, Comparative Media Law and Ethics is suitable for upper undergraduate and postgraduate study and for professionals in the media who need to work internationally.

    The book focuses on the law of the United Kingdom, the source of common law, which has dominated the English speaking world, and on the law of the USA, the most powerful cultural, economic, political and military power in the world. Media law and ethics have evolved differently in the US from the UK. This book investigates why this is the case.

    Throughout, media law and regulation is evaluated in terms of its social and cultural context.The book has a companion website at http://www.ma-radio.gold.ac.uk/cmle providing complementary resources and updated developments on the topics explored.

    1. Primary Media Law of the UK and USA  2. Media Jurisprudence, Media Ethicology and Media Ethicism  3. Comparative Defamation Law in Depth  4. Comparative Contempt/Protecting Fair Trial Law in Depth  5. Comparative Privacy Law in Depth  6. Comparative Media Regulation in Depth  7. Comparative State and Corporate Security Law in Depth  8. Comparative Media Law and Ethics: 4 Genres of Jurisdictions  9. The Legal Problematizing of Journalism  10. Human Rights and International Law for Journalists  11. Racial and Religious Hatred – The Case Histories, Moral Panics, Political Controversies, Legal Precedents and the Law  12.  Comparative Copyright and Intellectual Property Law in Depth  13. Comparative Freedom of Information Legislation in Depth.  United Kingdom Freedom of Information Act.  Glossary.  Bibliography.  Index


    Tim Crook is Senior Lecturer in Media Law and Ethics and Head of Radio at Goldsmiths College, University of London, as well as being a Visiting Instructor on Media Law to the British Broadcasting Corporation. He has worked professionally in radio, theatre, television and film as a journalist, producer, director and sound designer for more than 30 years and has won more than 60 awards for drama, journalism and production. His previous publications include Radio Drama (1999) and International Radio Journalism (1997). 

    'An interesting, challenging and thought-provoking work covering a wide area and interweaving law, journalism, ethics and philosophy, and the ways in which they interact in different parts of the world' - PA Media Lawyer