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Media law masterclass

From good editorial practice and public interest, to defamation and data protection, this masterclass is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their media law knowledge.

From good editorial practice and public interest, to defamation and data protection, this masterclass is ideal for anyone looking to brush up on their media law knowledge.

Hosted on Zoom, the session will be run with a maximum of six participants to ensure an interactive, tailored session.

Perfect for:

  • Anyone creating or publishing content for websites, social media or print
  • Those worried about how they or their organisations are portrayed in the media
  • Individuals or organisations working at a local, national or international level
  • Consumer, business, third sector, campaigning, personal interest

We will look at:

  • Your role at work
  • Court or regulator complaints and enforcing rights
  • Avoiding risks and being ready to defend a claim
  • Example cases
  • Exercises and opportunities for Q&A
  • Ongoing mentoring and feedback can be added (please ask for details)

We can cover the following topics:

  • Your approach: good editorial practice; public interest; newsgathering and research
  • Accuracy: negligent misstatement; defamation; malicious falsehood
  • Secrets, brand control and the right to a personal life: breach of confidence; privacy
  • Access to data: freedom of information; data protection
  • Content ownership: copyright; commissioning contracts
  • Courts: reporting restrictions; contempt; sexual offences

To run Zoom, you will need a web browser and functioning audio.

Please note: the masterclass, discussions and accompanying materials are for education, discussion and professional development only. None of the information is held out as legal advice.

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