It covers the fundamentals of defamation, contempt of court and copyright law, reporting the legal system, racial vilification and censorship, dealing with police and magistrates and the role of the Press Council.
The course presenter is Anna Ward - a lawyer at the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), specialising in Content and Rights. Anna has taught defamation law to Choice (formerly Australian Consumer Association), Yahoo7 and Fairfax media staff for the ACIJ since 2006. Anna had also taught Marketing Law for the University of Sydney.
Upon successful completion of this course participants receive a certificate.
Dates: 10 & 11 August 2013 – one weekend Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Fees: $750 | $674 ACIJ Members | $550 (concession), $450 UTS staff and students
Places limited to: 14
Location: UTS Bon Marche Building 3, 755 Harris Street (room TBC)
Enrol now 10 + 11 August 2013 – one weekend Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
To discuss this course or for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9514 2488.
- Introduction to the course.
- The underpinning principles of media law.
- Definition of defamation. The plaintiff’s case. What are the defences? How defamation works in practice in the workplace. Remedies.
- Exercise: Identifying potential problems in stories. Common traps.
- Reporting the legal system. Contempt of court.
- Racial vilification.
- Quick quiz. Wrap-up. Questions and answers.