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Truth and the Unnamed Source – Damian Carney

When journalists find themselves facing court action which seeks to force them to reveal their unnamed sources, they tend to claim a ‘reporter’s privilege.’  This is based on the argument that it is a universal and primary tenet of journalistic codes of ethics which the individual journalist (and profession) will not yield in any circumstances. Such a position is thrown into doubt when the journalist is seeking to protect the supplier of false information. In this post, I will show how the conflict between the obligation to truth and protection of unnamed sources are resolved in both the ethical and legal spheres. Continue reading

Announcement: Making a Difference? The Social, Economic and Political Impact of Media Research University of East Anglia, Norwich 24 June 2011

The media@uea initiative brings together the schools of Economics, Film & Television Studies, International Development, Political, Social & International Studies, the UEA Law School and others from across the University of East Anglia.  The first media@uea symposium is taking place in Norwich on 24 June 2011.   Continue reading

Public Service Advert: UEA Academic Media Law Jobs

We have been asked to draw the attention of  our readers to the fact that University of East Anglia Law School is advertising for two full-time indefinite posts in the areas of media, IT or IP law.  Further details and the further particulars brochure can be found here.  UEA is developing an interdisciplinary centre for the study of media and the Law School has a new research grouping for media and IP law.  The LLM in Media Law, Policy and Practice is now in its third year. Continue reading

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