Burrows and Cheer Media Law in New Zealand, 7th edition

Burrows and Cheer Media Law in New Zealand is a complete account and analysis of all aspects of the law affecting the media in New Zealand.


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ISBN/ISSN: 9781927248096
Release Date: July 01, 2015
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NZD$ 175.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9781927248355
Release Date: July 01, 2015
NZD$ 175.00

Product description

It is aimed at students of law and journalism, practising lawyers and journalists, and other media professionals. To account for the varied audiences the authors have tried to keep the language as accessible as possible to those who are not legally trained, and to avoid legal jargon. Questions of legal procedure and pleading have, for the most part, been avoided but the author has included, mainly in the footnotes, the detail of cases and statutes that a lawyer needs.

This is the first edition written solely by Ursula Cheer without the assistance of John Burrows. In recognition of his contribution to the body of work, the book has been renamed Burrows and Cheer on Media Law in New Zealand.


Features of this product

  • Written by a well-respected New Zealand academic
  • The only book to cover the law in depth
  • Suitable for both students of law and journalism, along with both law practitioners and journalists
  • Up-to-date and relevant content

Table of contents

1. Penalties and Remedies

2. Defamation

3. Defences to a Defamation Action

4. Copyright

5. Breach of Confidence

6. Privacy

7. Other Civil Liabilities

8. Reporting Court Proceedings

9. Contempt of Court

10. Criminal Offences

11. Reporting Parliament and Local Authorities

12. Freedom of Information

13. Investigation and Interview

14. Complaints

15. Advertising Standards

16. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990