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Unchallenged bible of NZ media law

Volume 11, Issue 2

September, 2005

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Samson, A. (2005). Unchallenged bible of NZ media law. Pacific Journalism Review, 11(2): 249-253. Review of Media Law in New Zealand (5th ed.), by John Burrows and Ursula Cheer. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2005. The Journalist's Guide to Media Law: Dealing with Legal and Ethical Issues (2d ed.), by Mark Pearson, Crows nest: Allen & Unwin.,2004.
Author(s): Alan Samson
Reviewed books by John Burrows, Ursula Cheer; and Mark Pearson
Publication date: 
September, 2005

Burrows and Cheers have provided a greatly expanded analysis of the developing area of privacy law, an area watched with trepidation by the news media after several high profile court cases, both in New Zealand and overseas. 

Pearson also deserves praises for his clear chapter on the freedom of the press, a fundamental concept that is too easiy glossed over in benevolent democracies.