The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) have posted their application for their annual media law and policy summer program, to be held June 17 – 29, 2012 at the University of Oxford. They are now accepting candidates on a [...]
Peter Allan Memorial Lecture
Defamation on the Net: Anonymity, Meaning, and ISPs
Professor Eric Barendt, Emeritus Professor of Law
University College London (UCL)
Research Paper/Introduction to Defamation
This class will introduce the permitted topics for this year’s research paper exercise, which constitutes 20% of the course mark. For more details, please read the information available by clicking here before the class.
Please note that each of the permitted topics for the research paper will normally be limited [...]
Privacy and Obscenity
NOTE: Hard copies of the briefing papers must be submitted in person at the start of class at 6:30 p.m. Soft copies should also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy has become one of the biggest legal issues for journalists, an evolving area of law that has seen many changes [...]
Guest Speaker: Cliff Buddle, Editor for Special Projects, South China Morning Post, and former senior court reporter.
In this class, one of Hong Kong’s most experienced court reporters will guide as through the maze of what journalists are and are not allowed to report concerning legal proceedings in Hong Kong. And students will have [...]
Legal Foundations/Press v Judicial System:
In this class, we’ll conclude our discussion of the Legal Foundations for Media Law, with particular reference to the rules used by the courts in determining whether or not any particular restriction on freedom of expression is permissible.
We’ll also start looking at how differenct countries balance freedom of expression [...]
One of the interesting issues we discussed in the first class is whether journalists should enjoy any greater legal privileges than members of the public as a whole.
Most of you thought no, and that is the legal position in relation to most of the issues we will discuss on this course.
However one exception [...]
Legal Systems and Rules Restricting Free Expression
An introduction to the legal foundations necessary to the study of media law. How do legal systems differ around the world? What effect does this have on the types of laws that exist in different countries, and the rules that apply in deciding when freedom of expression can [...]
Introduction to Media Law
What is media law—an introduction to freedom of expression and some of the major issues concerning press freedom which will be the focus of this course. We will look at how press freedom has evolved in different countries around the world, and consider the various factors that influence the state of [...]