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Media Law - LAWS584

While focusing on Australia, this unit takes an international and comparative perspective on key media issues. How do different countries decide who should control the media, as well as what they should and should not show? If we value free speech, how should we regulate material such as political debate, defamation, privacy, pornography, vilification and advertising? How do we hit the right balance between state media control and the right of individuals to free expression? We look at the day-to-day legal restrictions on the media and students get to experience what it is like to advise on media content.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Roy Baker

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including MAS214Prerequisite Information


LAW203 or (39cp including (ICOM304 or MAS302 or MAS330 or POL302))

NCCW(s): LAW434, LAW484
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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