Media Law in China
Guest Speaker: Professor Fu Hualing of the Faculty of Law
Lecturer: Sky Canaves
Professor Fu will introduce the authoritarian structure of the Chinese media and look at the challenges it is facing through commercialization and the growth of social media such as Weibo.
Sky, a former reporter for the Wall Street [...]
Libel/Defamation 3: Review and Clicker Exercise
In this class, we will complete our review of the law of libel and test our knowledge in this area with a clicker exercise.
Please note the important recent case of Flood v Times Newspapers  UKSC 11 on the Reynolds defence decided by the UK Supreme Court last week
Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Time: 1-2 pm
Venue: Shum Wai Yau Reading Room, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong (see map)
Speaker: Peggy Valcke (Research professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
TV is becoming smart, social, hybrid, connected to the internet [...]
What roles do malice, motive and mistake play in libel cases? What are the defenses of justification, fair comment and privilege? How are damages assessed? Under what circumstances can a journalist face criminal libel?
–New York Times v. Sullivan 1964 (US) (actual malice standard, [...]
We will meet at 6:15 sharp in the lobby area of the High Court in Admiralty near Pacific Place. A map of the exact location is here.
Please note that the discussion will be off-the-record and photography is not allowed in the courtroom.
The Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, and the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford (PCMLP) have posted their application for their annual media law and policy summer program, to be held June 17 – 29, 2012 at the University of Oxford. They are now accepting candidates on a [...]
Peter Allan Memorial Lecture
Defamation on the Net: Anonymity, Meaning, and ISPs
Professor Eric Barendt, Emeritus Professor of Law
University College London (UCL)