Newsgathering: Law, Regulation and the Public Interest

Hardcover | July 7, 2016

byGavin Millar, Andrew Scott

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This pioneering work draws together the law and other regulatory rules that relate to newsgathering. Written in the post-Leveson environment, each chapter considers a specific newsgathering practice, and covers ethics, (self-) regulatory rules, common law and statutory oversight.In addition to covering the law of England and Wales, the work draws on the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and applicable EU law. Written by highly-regarded authors Gavin Millar QC and Dr Andrew Scott, this is the first text to cover the full range of newsgathering issues from a legal perspective.

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This pioneering work draws together the law and other regulatory rules that relate to newsgathering. Written in the post-Leveson environment, each chapter considers a specific newsgathering practice, and covers ethics, (self-) regulatory rules, common law and statutory oversight.In addition to covering the law of England and Wales, the...

Gavin Millar QC is Deputy Head of Doughty Street Chambers, a set specialising in human rights law. He became a Queens Counsel in 2000 and was named Chambers and Partners Privacy/Defamation Silk of the Year in 2012. Gavin has a wide-ranging media practice covering defamation, privacy, confidentiality, contempt and reporting restriction ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:July 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199685800

ISBN - 13:9780199685806

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Journalism, the Public Interest, and the Law (Regulating the Fourth Estate)Part One: Sources and Journalistic Materials2. The Protection of Sources: General Principles3. Powers to Compel Source Identity and Other Information Disclosure4. Other Powers to Access Information Held by Journalists5. Legal Risks for Sources6. Payment of Sources7. Conflicts of InterestPart Two: Access to Public Information8. Open Government: General Principles9. Freedom of Information10. Access to the Courts and Other Forums11. Reporting on Public Protest and Events12. Reporting on ConflictPart Three: Regulation of Intrusive Newsgathering13. Intrusive Journalism: General Principles14. Harassment and Related Wrongs15. Misrepresentation of Purposes and Entrapment16. Illicit Information GatheringPart Four: Influence of Libel and Privacy Laws on Newsgathering Behaviour17. Libel and Newsgathering Practice18. Privacy and Newsgathering Practice19. Conclusion: The Future of Newsgathering Regulation