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Media Freedom and the Law

The Regulation of a Common European Idea
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The main objectives of media regulation in Europe are to protect media freedom, to ensure the social responsibility of the media and to prevent harm caused by speech published through the media. This book examines the way in which these are reflected in European legal regimes and jurisprudence at the supranational, regional and national levels. It addresses the theoretical considerations behind the protection and restriction of media freedom. It starts from the assumption that there is a common European ideal of media freedom as a human right. Apart from EU law and in many cases similar national regulations, many common points can be identified across Europe in the theoretical underpinnings of this right, and the history of struggles for this freedom in different European countries also shows common features. While the focus is on media freedom in Europe, the work also discusses the uniquely distinct concept of freedom of expression and of the media that is prevalent in the US, the principles of which have a significant impact in Europe. The book uses a comparative method in part, as it attempts to outline the common regulatory framework for the idea of media freedom on a European scale. The reference to national laws and court decisions is intended to illustrate this picture, looking primarily at what binds European states together. The work will be a valuable resource for those working in the areas of Public Law, Media Law, Media Studies, Comparative Law, International Human Rights Law and Legal Philosophy.

Author Biography:

András Koltay, Professor of Law, University of Public Service and Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2024
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  • Tertiary Education (US: College)
Pages
308
ISBN-13
9781032343297
Product ID
38634597

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