2nd edition (Revised)

Media Law


Media Law is written for anyone whose day-to-day livelihood depends on, or is affected by, the publication, broadcast, or transmission of information and opinion in what is known as the mass media. For the practising lawyer, the book will serve as an indispensable desk reference; for the working journalist, it is a lexicon of conduct. Students of law or journalism will find the book an accessible and authoritative text — one that they will refer to often during their academic careers and throughout their professional lives. The central concept around which the book is organized is freedom of expression. In Media Law, Professor Martin brings together elements from a number of different areas of the law, including criminal law, constitutional law, and the law of torts, in a lively treatment of the legal framework within which journalists work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Freedom of Expression and the Constitution
A. Federalism
B. The Charter Guarantee of Freedom of Expression
Further Reading
Chapter 2: State Security and Public Order
A. Emergency Powers
B. State Information
C. Criminal Libel
Further Reading
Chapter 3: Free Expression and the Courts
A. The Openness Principle
B. Contempt of Court
C. Dealing with Material that Might Become Evidence in a Legal Proceeding
Further Reading
Chapter 4: Free Expression and Private Rights
A. Civil Libel
B. Privacy
Further Reading
Table of Cases

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