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Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age (Hardcover)

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This book looks at media law and media ethics, mainly from the point of view of the historically marginalized region of the Global South. International contributors offer perspectives on legal, ethical, and policy implications surrounding the impact of digital media on mass media and society. Most of the contributors are in countries of Africa, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Cameroon. Some subjects examined include media-invented stories and media credibility, ethical and legal issues of election reporting in Nigeria, the challenges of media regulation, and intellectual property rights and the protection of Africa’s traditional knowledge. The book provides a case study of a start-up news organization in the UK and offers insight on citizen journalism on Facebook and the role of mass media in conflict management related to the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon. This book can be used as a reference by advanced undergraduate and graduate students in media studies, communication, information technology, social and cultural anthropology, law, journalism, and mass communication. It will also be useful for practicing bureaucrats in governments, NGOs, and industry. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 330
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Business + Money Management
Series Title: Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Igi Global
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2017
TCIN: 52222272
UPC: 9781522520955
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-4162
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