Media Law in Canada, 4th Edition
Media Law in Canada, 4th Edition provides readers with an accessible and up-to-date approach to media law. It draws on real-world criminal and civil law cases to explain how the law works, how it is interpreted, and its impacts on Canadian journalists and other media professionals in the digital information age.
Author Dean Jobb examines the Canadian justice system, the role of the Charter, the scope of freedom of expression, the law of defamation, and the impact of “libel chill.” This resource also includes practical advice on various legal and ethical dilemmas that readers will encounter during their careers, including dealing with sources, recording telephone interviews, engaging in political activism, and respecting copyright and personal privacy.
Additionally, this comprehensive guide provides valuable information on best practices for covering court cases, including how to navigate publication bans, and how to handle restrictions on access to hearings and documents. Readers will gain a cohesive understanding of their rights and the legal restrictions on their work.