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Freedom of the PressÚt er komin hjá Ashgate í Bretlandi ný bók: Freedom of the Press, ritstýrt af Eric Barendt prófessor við lagadeild University College i London. Í bókina hefur hann fengið helstu fræðimenn á sviði tjáningarfrelsis í heiminum (eins og hann orðar það) til að fjalla um hinar ýmsu hliðar tjáningarfrelsis. Í bókinni eru kaflar eftir bandaríska og breska fræðimenn auk kafla eftir Herdísi Þorgeirsdóttur.

Sjá hér.

Bringing together the most seminal articles written by leading international experts, this volume discusses all aspects of freedom of the press. The papers in the first part of this volume discuss the meaning of press freedom and its relationship to freedom of speech, while those in the second part discuss the extent to which self-regulation is a satisfactory alternative to legal controls. The essays in parts III and IV explore the various solutions adopted in the USA and in some Commonwealth countries to balancing the freedom of the press and other media against the laws of libel and privacy. They discuss, among other issues, the question whether courts should apply the same constitutional principles to privacy actions as those developed in libel law and how far celebrities are entitled to claim privacy rights when they are photographed in public places.

  • Contents: Introduction; Part I Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression: Or of the press, Potter Stewart; A preferred position for journalism?, Anthony Lewis; The independent significance of the press clause under existing law, C. Edwin Baker; Freedom of the press: ownership and editorial values, Thomas Gibbons. Part II Self-Regulation of the Press: Press councils: the answer to our 1st Amendment dilemma, John A. Ritter and Matthew Leibowitz; Privacy jurisprudence of the Press Complaints Commission, Louis Blom-Cooper and Lisa R. Pruitt; Self-censorship among journalists: a (moral) wrong or a violation of ECHR law?, Herdís Thorgeirsdóttir. Part III Freedom of the Press and Libel Law: Libel and press self-censorship, David A. Anderson; Freedom of speech and defamation: developments in the common law world, Adrienne Stone and George Williams; Lange and Reynolds qualified privilege: Australian and English defamation law and practice, Andrew T. Kenyon. Part IV Freedom of the Press and Privacy: The right to speak from Times to Time: 1st Amendment theory applied to libel and misapplied to privacy, Melville B. Nimmer; Privacy and the press, Eric Barendt; Privacy and the reasonable paranoid: the protection of privacy in public places, Elizabeth Paton-Simpson; Privacy and speech, Paul Gerwitz; Is Von Hannover v. Germany a step backward for the substantive analysis of speech and privacy interests?, M.A. Sanderson; Name index.

Um Herdísi

Dr. juris Herdís Þorgeirsdóttir er lögmaður í Reykjavík. Hún hefur víðtæka reynslu úr akademíu og atvinnulífi, starfar bæði hér og á alþjóðavettvangi. Hún var skipuð prófessor við lagadeild háskólans á Bifröst 2004 og hefur einnig kennt við háskóla erlendis. Herdís er höfundur bóka og greina, sem hafa birst alþjóðlega.  Hún hefur mikla reynslu af alþjóðlegu…

Curriculum vitae

Dr Herdís Thorgeirsdóttir is an attorney at law in Reykjavík. She was appointed professor of constitutional law and human rights at the Faculty of Law, Bifrost University in 2004. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Network of Legal Experts that ensures the European Commission is kept informed in relation to important legal…