Media freedom as a fundamental right / Jan Oster.
By: Oster, Jan.Material type: BookCall no.: K3255 .O88 2015Series: Cambridge intellectual property and information law: Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015Description: xlii, 292 p.ISBN: 9781107098954; 1107098955.Subject(s): Freedom of the press | Freedom of information | Freedom of expression | Mass media -- Law and legislation
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part I. The Theoretical Foundations of Media Freedom -- The rationales for freedom of expression -- Theory of media freedom -- Part II. General Rules on Media Freedom -- Beneficiaries of media freedom: who is 'the media'? -- The content of media freedom: media speech privileges and institutional protection of the media -- The notion of an 'interference' with media freedom -- Justification of an interference with media freedom -- Part III. Specific Limitations to Media Freedom -- Personality rights and intellectual property as 'rights of others' -- Threats to public order interests: national security, territorial integrity, public safety and prevention of disorder and crime -- The protection of health and morals -- Maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary -- Incitement to hatred -- Religiously offensive publications -- Restrictions on commercial publications -- Media pluralism.
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