Privacy law and the media

Lunch and learn - this short course aims to provide a summary of the key areas of privacy which journalists need to be fully up to speed on and includes the editors’ code and public interest defence.

Privacy is a complex element of media law and ethics – and is one that all journalists must be knowledgeable about as it applies to all types of journalism and publishing.

The law seeks to protect an individual’s right to privacy as set out in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights and can often present legal and ethical challenges for journalists.

This short course aims to provide a summary of the key areas of privacy which journalists need to be fully up to speed on and includes the editors’ code and public interest defence.

The session will also include case studies and scenarios so participants can apply the law to real-life situations.

This lunch and learn session will be delivered by Dan Lee, who is a journalist, editorial consultant, author, and academic. As well as writing and editing, he advises on pre-publication legal and ethical issues for a range of clients, including professional, national, and international media.

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