School Of Law

Media LawWestern Sydney University Unit Code: F3031.1


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
This unit replaced by 200661 Media Law in 2009.

200008 Torts Law

About this Unit
This unit replaced by 200661 Media Law. This unit examines various aspects of law relating to the mass media. Through close reading of the cases, legislation and literature, the unit explores the structure and regulation of the media, the laws of defamation and contempt, free speech in the Australian Constitution and the nature and operation of laws surrounding pornography, vilification and privacy. Drawing on a range of theoretical, jurisprudential and international comparative literature, students will critically consider the political, social and legal contexts of media law in Australia.

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