Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century

Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century - Protecting Free Expression and Curbing Abuses

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 for privacy and free expression. Its 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, Media Law and Ethics in the 21st Century - Protecting Free Expression and Curbing Abuses stands as a pertinent and influential examination of the efficacy of media and privacy laws in the UK and the US.

Co-publication with Palgrave Macmillan | Hardback | Publication date: 30 May 2014 | £65 | Edited by James Lewis** and Paul Crick***


**James Lewis is Director of Content at the International Bar Association
***Paul Crick is an independent publishing consultant to the International Bar Association