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Foreword by Mr. Justice Michael Hartmann
Paperback   408 Pages
Publication Date 2007/05
ISBN 9789622098084
228x152 mm   0.594 kg
Market Rights: Worldwide
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Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals

Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Jill Cottrell and Yan Mei Ning

HKU Press Law Series

Description and Author

Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions and more. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People's Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

Doreen Weisenhaus is director of the Media Law Project at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. She is a former prosecutor and city editor of The New York Times.

"At long last, a user-friendly guide to Hong Kong media law. Our boundary-free world requires even international news organizations and their lawyers to have a working knowledge of Hong Kong's press laws. This comprehensive and meticulously researched book covers the media law waterfront and does so with invaluable practical tips along the way. Media lawyers and journalists alike finally have a place to go for answers." – Robert Balin, Esq., Co-Chair of the Media Law Practice Group, Davis Wright Tremaine, New York

"It is a text I am confident that will be cited with authority in Hong Kong's courts for many years to come." – from the Foreword by the Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Hartmann, High Court, Hong Kong

"A fabulous book that no reporter or editor should be without, and that includes those who report on mainland China. This is also essential reading for lawyers who represent journalists, and those interested in the unique legal landscape of post-colonial Hong Kong." – Mark Stephens, Head of International Media Law, Finers Stephens Innocent, London, and Chair, Media Law Committee, International Bar Association

"This book provides a thorough and comprehensive examination of media law in Hong Kong. It is informative and concise. The book provides helpful guidance for journalists working in Hong Kong and a useful roadmap for anyone interested in media and media regulation in Hong Kong and mainland China." – Dr. Fu Hualing, Director and Associate Professor, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, University of Hong Kong, and co-author, Media Law in the PRC

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