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      February 20, 2020

      Thursday   9:30 AM

      Northern & Shell Building , 10 Lower Thames Street
      London, Greater London

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      Media Law

      Media Law Having a detailed up-to-date knowledge of the law as it affects journalists and publishers have never been more important. Getting things wrong legally can be costly and can have a negative impact on an entire business – and in a digital age, you can be sure that mistakes will not go unnoticed. Our engaging law refresher gives working journalists, writers and press officers the practical knowledge they need to spot problems before publication and brings delegates up to speed with the latest developments. Suitable for anyone writing or publishing information, whether in print, online or through social media Course Outline The law in action You and the law – the legal and ethical framework Rights and restrictions – freedoms and constraints Civil and criminal risks – could you be sued or prosecuted? Defamation law Key libel risks – the danger areas. Who can sue? Defamation Acts 1996 and 2013 – what does the law say? Key libel defences – truth, privilege, honest opinion, etc. How to stay safe Privacy law Confidentiality and company secrets Article 8 – protecting people’s right to privacy. Public interest exceptions Life after Leveson – publishing in a digital age Contempt of court Crime and court stories – what can you report? Sex offence victims and children in court Arrested and charged? Celebrities in the news Social media Different platforms, different risks User-generated content – who is liable? Online defences and good practice guidance Copyright law Who owns what in the digital world? Latest developments in copyright law Latest case studies in copyright actions This flexible course can be dovetailed to delegates’ specific requirements and interests ranging from data protection and freedom of information to the regulation of investigatory powers, investigative journalism, protection of sources, the Bribery Act, photography in public places, online offences and trolling. Testimonials "A BRILLIANT AND VERY USEFUL COURSE WHICH WAS PERFECTLY TAILORED TO MY REQUIREMENTS." Sarah Harrop, Medical Research Council "A GOOD TUTOR, INTERESTING COURSE CONTENT, GOOD CLASS SIZE, PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO ASK QUESTIONS." Samantha Shillabeer, TUI UK FAQs How do I get to the event? Our courses are held at PA Training’s facility in Monument, central London and is just a few minutes’ walk from Monument tube station. London Bridge, Bank, Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations are also close by. You can find us on the map, here.   PA Training First Floor Northern & Shell Building 10 Lower Thames Street London EC3R 6EN What are the course timings? All courses start at 9:30 am and finish around 5:00 pm.

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