Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century (Hardcover) by Lewis James Crick Paul
The exposure of the excesses of the tabloid press the Leveson Inquiry and subsequent fears over relinquishing rights to free expression have highlighted the importance of serious journalism for a civilised society and a fully functioning democracy. This collection of writings brings together some of the foremost authorities on law journalism and ethics in order to illuminate the unique and ongoing debates on media ethics and the competing rights to privacy and free expression. The chapters present a range of different perspectives on 21st century events in light of key concerns including public interest privacy protection and the challenges posed by the internet offering responses to media practices and informing public policy. In addressing the current and future challenges facing different parties and considering how to strike a balance between freedom of speech and confidentiality this volume stands as a pertinent and influential examination of the efficacy of media and privacy laws in the UK and the US.