Media Law Studies

The front of the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey in London, quite possibly the most famous criminal court in the world with its non blindfolded Lady of Justice atop its dome and the inscription in granite ‘Punish the wrongdoer and defend the children of the poor.’ Image by Tim Crook.

Briefings on key case law and legislative changes in UK Media Law and other jurisdictions

Professor Tim Crook LLB LLM PhD is one of the world’s leading academics and writers on media law. He founded media law teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London which led to the inauguration of its Law Department. He is the author of the Routledge publications UK Media Law Pocketbook (2 editions) and Comparative Media Law & Ethics and consultant to the UK’s Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) for whom he produces a regularly updated BJTC Media Law Regulation and Ethics Handbook. He has undertaken some significant legal challenges to legal secrecy impacting on journalist rights during a career covering five decades.

By subscribing to this open source Media Law Studies service you will receive his regular media law briefings on all kinds of developments in case law, legislation, and regulatory rulings.

Central Criminal Court (The Old Bailey) Court No 1. Taken with kind permission of the administration.
Michael D Beckwith, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Emmeline Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethick Lawrence leaving Bow Street Magistrates Court, c.1908-1912. Image LSE Archive. Public Domain.

Media Law Studies explores the law, regulation and professional ethics covering all forms of communication

This resource seeks to keep you up to date with significant changes and developments in UK Media Law as well as consideration of legal jurisdictions in other parts of the world. The briefings will summarize and assess the importance and implications of such changes for professional journalists and media workers covering the wide gamut of media law subjects: libel/defamation, privacy, copyright/intellectual property, national security and state secrecy, open justice and court reporting restrictions, secondary media law in terms of regulatory rulings and briefings and reports and debates in respect of professional media ethics.

Media Law Studies complements Professor Crook’s companion website for UK Media Law Pocketbook Second Edition published in November 2022.

Royal Courts of Justice in London where most of the key media law litigation in the England and Wales jurisdiction is heard. Image by Tim Crook.

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