Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century

Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Date of Publication: 30 May 2014

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.

The book includes a chapter co-authored by Yuli Takatsuki5RB, and Rob Balin of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, New York, providing an extensive examination of the difference in privacy law principles in the UK and the US (you can download a copy here).

Other contributing authors include Sir David Eady, Gavin Millar QC, Alan Rusbridger, Pia Sarma, Mark Stephens CBE, Amber Melville-Brown, Kirsty Hughes, Michael Harris and Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve.