Legal and Ethical
In this essay I shall be presenting an argument around the Legal and Ethical constraints that exist in the media industry to control how media practitioners such as journalists, Newspaper editors, advertising creative’s, Film Directors and Broadcasters go about their business as media practitioners. In the first part of my essay I shall describe and explain how different Laws and acts of parliament have given constraints to media practitioners. I shall be writing about Defamation Law; Copyright Law and I shall mention the Communications act of 2003 in relation to Ofcom. In addition I shall give my own opinion and argument in relation to the operation of these legal constraints.)
Ofcom is a regulator for TV, Radio and Telecommunications. Other areas of the media industry has regulators too and so I shall also explain about the PCC and its code of practice, the ASA and its codes, the BBFC and its guidelines, and I shall also explain how regulators work to protect the public trough complaints.
As well as describing different regulators and explaining their codes and guidelines I shall present a series of cases where guidelines or codes have been broken. During my writing about the regulators I shall explain cases and give arguments and my own opinion about the cases and about codes and guidelines.
In conclusion I will restate my opinion on whether certain Laws are useful and whether in my opinion the constraints of regulation are fair or useful.
As a student of journalism I shall focus on my conclusion on cases and arguments around a particular Law or a regulator that I myself will come in contact with as a media professional.
Legal and Ethical
In Media each different section has it’s own code of practise. It is called regulation. Regulators, such as BBFC, Ofcom, and PCC were created so that it would be easier for government to control different sectors of media under one Act that has the same rules. It also...