International Libel and Privacy Handbook

In the age of digital media, journalists, authors and publishers, as well as the lawyers who serve them, know the rules around the world. The International Libel and Privacy Handbook, 2020-2021 Edition is the indispensable go-to resource for media content providers wherever they are based. This fully updated and expanded edition of the critically acclaimed handbook gives you instant access to relevant libel and privacy laws and important legal rulings in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, in a plain-language easy-to-read format. This handbook provides editors and their lawyers with quick answers to the most commonly-asked newsroom legal questions, provided by an all-star group of media law specialists from around the world.
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In the age of digital media, journalists, authors and publishers, as well as the lawyers who serve them, know the rules around the world. The International Libel and Privacy Handbook, 2020-2021 Edition, is the indispensable go-to resource for media content providers wherever they are based. This fully updated and expanded edition of the critically acclaimed handbook gives you instant access to relevant libel and privacy laws and important legal rulings in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, in a plain-language easy-to-read format. This handbook provides editors and their lawyers with quick answers to the most commonly-asked newsroom legal questions, provided by an all-star group of media law specialists from around the world.

Written by veteran journalist and First Amendment lawyer, Charles J. Glasser, Esq., and based on extensive surveys of lawyers around the world—Rolf Auf der Maur, Lincoln Bandlow, Joan Barata, Peter Bartlett, Barbara Bukovska, Steven De Schrijver, H.R. Dipendra, Leonardo Ferreira, Mônica Galvão, Tais Gasparian, Rick Glofcheski, Dorota Glowacka, Jan Hegemann, Omar Khodeir, Dominique Mondoloni, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Peter Noorlander, Anna Otkina, Seldağ Güneş Peschke, Janmejay Rai, Marc J. Randazza, Fiona Robertson, Brian MacLeod Rogers, Amy Kristin Sanders, Ori Shenhar, Mark Stephens, C.B.E., Tay Peng Cheng, Sinfah Tunsarawuth, Jens P. Van den Brink, Vincent Wang, Doreen Weisenhaus, Youm Kyu Ho—all of them experts in their nation's or region's media and privacy laws. For full bios, click here.

International Libel and Privacy Handbook features:

•  Nation-by-nation summaries of libel and privacy law written by local practitioners in an easy-to-use reference format
•  Clear, concise explanations of the risks you may face from publication and steps you can take to avoid legal conflicts
•  Detailed descriptions of the legal defenses available to you in the event that a claim is filed against you or your company
•  Expanded to include coverage of Latin America as well as the latest libel and privacy rulings
•  All-new chapters devoted to emerging media markets—including Israel, Argentina, Jordan and others—as well as valuable updates to the Middle East section
•  Updates on all major media markets and nations, along with coverage of changes in libel laws in key jurisdictions, including Australia, the UK, Hungary and Germany

While the bulk of its coverage is devoted to providing the straight facts about the media laws of more than thirty nations, worldwide, this book's overriding purpose is to help you avoid libel suits rather than fighting a suit once one has been filed against you. To that end, each author provides an analytical framework for reviewing your practices in light of the fundamental moral philosophy, political history, cultural biases and economic structures informing his or her nation's media and privacy laws.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lee Bollinger Acknowledgments
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Preface: Understanding Media Law in the Global Context
About the Editor About the Contributors

PART I AMERICAS
CHAPTER 1 Argentina
CHAPTER 2 Brazil
CHAPTER 3 Canada
CHAPTER 4 Chile
CHAPTER 5 Mexico
CHAPTER 6 United States

PART II ASIA
CHAPTER 7 Australia
CHAPTER 8 China
CHAPTER 9 Hong Kong
CHAPTER 10 India
CHAPTER 11 Japan
CHAPTER 12 Korea
CHAPTER 13 Malaysia
CHAPTER 14 Singapore
CHAPTER 15 Thailand

PART III EUROPE
CHAPTER 16 Libel and Privacy Under the European Convention on Human Rights Law
CHAPTER 17 Belgium
CHAPTER 18 The Czech Republic
CHAPTER 19 England and Wales
CHAPTER 20 France
CHAPTER 21 Germany
CHAPTER 22 Italy
CHAPTER 23 Netherlands
CHAPTER 24 Poland
CHAPTER 25 Russia
CHAPTER 26 Spain
CHAPTER 27 Switzerland
CHAPTER 28 Turkey

PART IV MIDDLE EAST
CHAPTER 29 The Middle East
CHAPTER 30 Israel
CHAPTER 31 Jordan
CHAPTER 32 Qatar
CHAPTER 33 The United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Index