This unit of study introduces students to key issues in the nexus between law and both privacy and media (both traditional media and social media). The media (through print and electronic forms) is an increasingly pervasive social force, negotiating social meaning and providing a forum for social issues. The potential for abuse and manipulation has seen an escalating level of regulation of media, both through formal legal apparatus and through self-regulatory systems. The impact of globalisation, centralisation of media control and convergent media simultaneously act to make the regulation of the media a more complex issue than it once was. This subject explores the regulation of media from the perspective of an autonomous media practitioner and explores key issues in media law and justice.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
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