Monthly Archives: November 2012

Media Law: The Freedom of Information Act 2000

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 came into effect in 2005, giving the UK a broad right of access to information held by public authorities including government departments and local authorities. The Act obliges public authorities to offer requesters … Continue reading

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History and Context: Hobbes, Machiavelli and The Godfather

Hobbes Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (1588-1679) was an empiricist, like Locke, Berkeley, and Hume, but unlike them, he was an admirer of mathematical method. He was a man suspected of atheism and he is described by Russell, in A History … Continue reading

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Media Law: Investigative Journalism – Deception, Subterfuge and Misrepresentation

Investigative journalism is a primary source of information as it is a form of journalism whereby a reporter may spend months, even years, researching a single topic of interest – often involving issues surrounding crime. Such a profession would most … Continue reading

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History and Context: Seminar Paper: Classical Theory of State

Ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle In our third HCJ lecture I was delighted to be learning about someone I had previously studied during my A-level in Classical Civilisations. After studying Aristophanes’ plays and the basic structure of Athenian democracy … Continue reading

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Media Law: Copyright

There is no copyright in news itself, only in the form in which it is expressed. In McNae’s essential law for journalists, copyright is described as a property right in law, to control who can copy work created by artistic and other … Continue reading

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