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The online revolution has moved rapidly but has the law managed to...
The online revolution has moved rapidly but has the law managed to keep up with it and what has been the impact on our legal rights? Find out with these videos
- Duration: 5 mins
- Published on: Tuesday 13th November 2012
- Introductory Level
- Posted under: Media Studies
Why the media need your help – online rights and the law
I don’t think ordinary citizens are aware of the state of the media and the state of laws in relation to freedom of information. Media is fragile, and it’s been fragile for a while, because of the internet. Most of the media is migrating to the internet, but they haven’t figured out a way to make money. So who suffers the most? Which sections? It’s the investigative journalism and it’s their ability to defend themselves against the legal firms that specialise in the fact that information doesn’t have importers. They know how to abuse the legislation, the loopholes and which countries have the best libel laws and so forth, such as is a legacy in the
Our Danish newspaper published a series of articles about one of the Icelandic banks in 2005 I think. They were taken to court in the
It’s the responsibility of legislators to help the media to be able to be that tool to take complicated matters and explain it in a way that the general public can understand, and we’re not suggesting to make anything legal that is already illegal, and the only thing we’re suggesting to change is that if it is clearly in the benefit of the general public to know that should override the personal libel, which I think is important. Because the personal libel has now completely taken over I mean because you look at the gag orders in the
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Originally published: Tuesday, 13th November 2012
Last updated on: Tuesday, 13th November 2012
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