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South African Media Law
South African Media Law is a context driven guide for the aspiring local media practitioner. Students will be introduced to a wide range of laws that govern the media in South Africa. Additionally, they will learn to identify how local media laws differ from international laws. Pertinent topics include hate speech, as well as the prohibition of competitive advertising. The book also outlines the applicable constitutional rights, and how media practitioners are expected to report on sensitive subjects like crime and whistleblowing. Moreover, it unpacks issues such as censorship, defamation, copyright and freedom of expression. Based on this, South African Media Law establishes a solid foundation for aspiring media practitioners, and will equip students to tackle the complexities of the media industry in the local context.
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