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IEL Media Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Media Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 5 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in media law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in media law.  These monographs include a general introduction on media law followed by specialized chapters on freedom of speech, regulation of print media, regulation of audiovisual media (broadcasting), and cross-ownership regulation.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

I. International Conventions 
Chapter 1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 19 
Chapter 2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966), Article 19 
II. Council of Europe
Chapter 1. The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Art. 10) 
Chapter 2. European Convention on Transfrontier Television 
Chapter 3. Committee of Ministers' Declarations, Recommendations and Resolutions 
Chapter 4. Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations and Resolutions 
III. European Union
Chapter 1. Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union 
Chapter 2. Media and economic freedoms in the EC Treaty 
Chapter 3. Media and the competition rules 
Chapter 4. Secondary legislation

The Author
Table of Contents 
List of Abbreviations 

1. General Background of the Country 
2. The Media Landscape 
3. Sources of Media Law 
Part II. Regulation of print media
Chapter 1. The journalists' profession 
Chapter 2. Journalists' rights 
Chapter 3. Journalists' liability 
Chapter 4. Right to reply 
Chapter 5. Access to public information 
Chapter 6. Press Council 
Part III. Regulation of audiovisual media (broadcasting)
Chapter 1. Public service broadcasting 
Chapter 2. Private broadcasting 
Chapter 3. Programme standards 
Chapter 4. Political broadcasting 
Chapter 5. Advertising rules 
Chapter 6. Right to information 
Chapter 7. Access to networks 
Chapter 8. Standards and interoperability 
Part IV. Cross ownership regulation 
Part V. Supervision: media regulator 
Chapter 1. Organisation 
Chapter 2. Tasks 
Chapter 3. Sanctioning powers 
Selected Bibliography.

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