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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, 2022-2023 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.
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.
The 2020-2021 edition ISBN is 9781522196518.
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Table of contents
PART I AMERICAS
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
CHAPTER 1 Argentina
§ 1.01 The Argentinean Legal System
CHAPTER 2 Brazil
§ 2.01 The Brazilian Constitution, the Civil and Criminal Code and
CHAPTER 3 Canada
§ 3.01 Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
CHAPTER 4 Chile
§ 4.01 Introduction to the Chilean Legal System
§ 4.02 The Chilean Civil Code Tradition
CHAPTER 5 Mexico
§ 5.01 The Mexican Legal System
CHAPTER 6 United States
§ 6.01 The United States Legal System
PART II ASIA
CHAPTER 7 Australia
§ 7.01 Australian Media Law
CHAPTER 8 China
§ 8.01 The Chinese Legal System
§ 8.02 APPENDIX: Navigating Media Law in China
CHAPTER 9 Hong Kong
§ 9.01 The Hong Kong Legal System
CHAPTER 10 India
§ 10.01 The Indian Legal System
CHAPTER 11 Japan
§ 11.01 The Japanese Legal System
CHAPTER 12 Korea
§ 12.01 Introduction to the Korean Legal System
CHAPTER 13 Malaysia
§ 13.01 The Malaysian Legal System
CHAPTER 14 Singapore
§ 14.01 Introduction to the Singapore Legal System
CHAPTER 15 Thailand
§ 15.01 The Thai Legal System
PART III EUROPE
CHAPTER 16 Libel and Privacy Under the European Convention on
Human Rights Law
§ 16.01 Libel and Privacy under the European Convention on Human
Rights Law: An Overview
CHAPTER 17 Belgium
§ 17.01 The Belgian Legal System
CHAPTER 18 The Czech Republic
§ 18.01 Czech Media Law
CHAPTER 19 England and Wales
§ 19.01 The United Kingdom Legal System
CHAPTER 20 France
§ 20.01 The French Legal System
CHAPTER 21 Germany
§ 21.01 The German Legal System
CHAPTER 22 Italy
§ 22.01 Introduction to Italian Media Law
§ 22.02 The Structure of the Civil Court System
CHAPTER 23 Netherlands
§ 23.01 Dutch Media Law
CHAPTER 24 Poland
§ 24.01 Polish Media Law
CHAPTER 25 Russia
§ 25.01 The Russian Legal System
CHAPTER 26 Spain
§ 26.01 Introduction to the Spanish Legal System
CHAPTER 27 Switzerland
§ 27.01 The Swiss Legal System
CHAPTER 28 Turkey
§ 28.01 Introduction to the Turkish Legal System
PART IV MIDDLE EAST
CHAPTER 29 The Middle East
§ 29.01 Media Law in the Middle East
CHAPTER 30 Israel
§ 30.01 The Israeli Legal System
CHAPTER 31 Jordan
§ 31.01 Introduction to the Jordanian Legal System
CHAPTER 32 Qatar
§ 32.01 Introduction to the Qatari Legal System
CHAPTER 33 The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
§ 33.01 Introduction to the UAE’s legal system and its Media Law