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Introduction to Media Law Introduction to Media Law What is Media? A means of mass communication, e.g. newspapers, magazines, radio, television, internet, etc? What is ‘New Media’? A generic term for the different forms of electronic communication that is enabled through the use of computer technology - e.g. internet, web-sites, streaming audio and videos, online communities, virtual reality environments, etc.
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Introduction to Media Law Key Role of Media Contribute to national development by informing, educating and entertaining the public Channel for public opinion and feedback in respect of government policy Carry out its functions (i.e. the above) in an objective and consensual manner (However, it is not a “fourth estate” or watchdog” like the media in some other countries) For the Media to Fulfill Its Role The government has set in place a framework of statutory rules and regulations Besides, there are also self-regulatory guidelines established by various players involved in the industry Freedom of Speech? Constitutional Right of Freedom of Speech and Expression Qualification of the Right-Regulatory Aspects - Statutory Regulation - Self-Regulation
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Introduction to Media Law Constitutional Right of Freedom of Speech and Expression Article 14 (1) of the Singapore Constitution - right subject to Article 14 (2) (a) Article 14(2) of the Singapore Constitution - allows qualification of the right in certain aspects Qualification of the Right National security and good international relations Protection of public order or morals Prevention of crime or disorder Protection of confidentiality of information Protection of personal reputations Maintaining authority
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course MEDIA LAW 112 taught by Professor Profwong during the Spring '09 term at Temasek Polytechnic.

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