Media Freedom Under The Human Rights Act by Helen FenwickMedia Freedom Under The Human Rights Act by Helen Fenwick

Media Freedom Under The Human Rights Act

byHelen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson

Paperback | August 24, 2006

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Media Freedom under the Human Rights Act provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the impact of Article 10 ECHR, as received through the Human Rights Act 1998, on the substantive law governing freedom of expression in the media. Fully up to date, the book provides extensive coverage of crucial recent developments in this field; these include: the key cases of Ashworth and Punch in the area of contempt; the ground-breaking privacy decisions in Von Hannover v Germany and Campbell v MGN; full consideration of theoreticalapproaches to explicit speech and blasphemy, including a detailed critique of Strasbourg case-law in the area; detailed discussion of the new offence of incitement to religious hatred; the new scheme for content regulation of broadcasting under the Communications Act 2003 in the light of ProlifeAlliance; a full survey of recent domestic and Strasbourg caselaw in the areas of copyright and political defamation, and analysis of the early impact of the Freedom of Information Act. The authors - both leading academics in the field - have drawn on significant comparative decisions to formulate a coherent and provocative critique of the relationship between media law and freedom of expression, and suggested principles which make a significant contribution to the legal discoursesurrounding media freedom in the Human Rights Act era. The result is a book which provides a scholarly and theoretically informed analysis of this very topical subject, of interest to those studying at all levels and practising in this area of law.
Helen Fenwick, Professor of Law, University of Durham Gavin Phillipson, Professor of Law, University of Durham
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Title:Media Freedom Under The Human Rights ActFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1168 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.97 inPublished:August 24, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0406942897

ISBN - 13:9780406942890

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1 - Article 10 European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act2. Strasbourg, media freedom and proportionality: Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights3. The Human Rights Act in the context of media freedomPart 2 - The administration of justice and media freedom; fairness of proceedings; the open justice principle4. Introduction: free speech and fair trial values5. Free speech and fair trials: reporting restrictions6. Free speech and fair trials: prejudicing proceedings7. Protection of journalistic sourcesPart 3 - Media freedom, offence, morality and hate speech8. Pornography: hate speech?9. Blasphemy, racial hatred and religious hatred10. Censorship and regulation of the visual media on the ground of avoiding offence: general issues of law and policy11. Regulating broadcasting on grounds of avoiding offence12. Regulation of films, videos and the internetPart 4 - Media freedom and the protection of privacy13. Privacy and freedom of expression: Strasbourg jurisprudence in UK courts14. Protection for privacy against the press in the Human Rights Act era15. Defences to the tort of misuse of private information and remedies16. Restrictions protecting the private and family life of children17. Regulation of the broadcast media and the protection of privacyPart 5 - Copyright and media freedom18. Copyright law, Article 10 and media freedomPart 6 - Media freedom and political speech19,. Official secrecy, access to information and the media20. Freedom of political expression in broadcasting21. Defamation and political speech22. Conclusions

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"This is a splendid book in which the authors bravely tackle a huge subject; the effects of the Human Rights Act have been felt in all areas of media law." Tom Welsh, Media Lawyer, May 2007