International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2013 - Business & Economics - 592 pages
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An indispensable survival guide for anyone in the media industry and the lawyers who serve them

Especially now, in an age of instant global access through digital media, it is vitally important that journalists, authors and publishers, as well as the lawyers who serve them, be fully up on the laws governing media, worldwide. The ultimate resource for all the media content providers and purveyors, this fully updated and expanded Third Edition of the critically-acclaimed handbook offers you instant access to relevant libel and privacy laws and important legal rulings in the Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. It clearly and concisely explains risks publishers should know about prior to publication, steps they can take in order to avoid legal conflicts, and legal defences available to them in the event of a claim.

  • Offers nation-by-nation summaries of libel and privacy law written by local practitioners in an easy-to-use reference format
  • Expanded to include coverage of important emerging territories--Mexico, Israel, and Argentina, et al--as well as the latest libel and privacy rulings
  • Features new chapters on emerging media markets--including Israel, Mexico, Argentina, Jordan, and others--as well as valuable updates to the Middle East section
  • Provides 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
 

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Contents

Part I Americas
1
Part II Asia and Australia
129
Part III Europe
295
Part IV Middle East
475
Bibliography and Recommended Reading
523
About the Editor
525
About the Contributors
527
Index
537
Copyright

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CHARLES J. GLASSER, Jr. has spent the majority of his life in the news industry, as a journalist and media lawyer. Glasser began his love affair with journalism as a stringer for United Press International attending the 1972 Democratic and Republication National Conventions while in high school. Through the 1980s, Glasser then became a staffer at several daily newspapers and international wire services, where he covered the civil wars in El Salvador, insurgency in Nicaragua, and enterprise stories out of England, India, Cuba, Haiti and elsewhere. While in law school at NYU, he worked in the Legal Department of NBC News in New York, and was honored at graduation in 1996 with the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal for his contribution to the legal community. As a lawyer, Charles Glasser has worked in Portland, Maine, representing the Portland Press Herald, Reader's Digest, and several local broadcasters in First Amendment and freedom of information issues. He returned to New York, in 1998, where as a litigation associate at Squadron Ellenoff, he defended several nationally known publications and broadcasters. In 2000, he joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a Senior Associate representing Bloomberg News. He joined Bloomberg in-house as Global Media Counsel, in 2002, where he is responsible for pre-publication review, ombudsman issues, ethics inquiries, newsroom litigation and libel training for more than 2,000 reporters in 120 bureaus around the world.

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