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The Journalist's Guide to Media Law
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Preface to the fifth edition Acknowledgements Abbreviations PART 1 DIGITAL LEGAL LITERACY 1 Media law in the Web 2.0 era 2 Free expression and mindful practice 3 Legal and regulatory systems and principles PART 2 ISSUES IN JUSTICE AND TRANSPARENCY 4 Open justice and freedom of information 5 Contempt of court 6 Covering court PART 3 THE MEDIA AND REPUTATIONS 7 Identifying defamation 8 Defending defamation PART 4 SECRETS, TERROR AND DISCRIMINATION 9 Keeping secrets: Confidentiality and sources 10 Anti-terrorism and hate laws PART 5 KEY ISSUES FOR THE DIGITAL ERA 11 Intellectual property: Protecting your work and using the work of others 12 Privacy 13 The law of public relations, freelancing and new media entrepreneurship Appendix 1: MEAA Code of Ethics Appendix 2: Australian Press Council Statement of Principles Index

About the Author

MARK PEARSON is Professor of Journalism and Social Media at Griffith University. He is author of Blogging and Tweeting Without Getting Sued, has worked as a journalist for international and Australian media outlets, and is Australian correspondent for Reporters Sans Frontieres. MARK POLDEN is a Sydney barrister. He was formerly in-house Counsel for one of Australia's largest listed media companies, and has advised and appeared for numerous defendants in media law cases.

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"Whether you're an MSM editor or reporter, a blogger, a tweeter or a personal brand, this book might save your bacon." --Jonathan Holmes, former ABC Media Watch host.

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