Are Expose Filmmakers Journalists?.docx

He has every right to be able to protect his sources

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report in order to create awareness and inform the public of a serious, ongoing issue. He has every right to be able to protect his sources and provide the public of such educating information. Are Expose Filmmakers Journalists? 1. How can a public relations person take precautions to avoid libel suits? In order to avoid libel suits, one must be very familiar with the defamation laws and make sure they abide by them. A review should typically be a written statement to indicate clarity, suggesting: - Opinion statements should be accompanied by the facts on which the opinions are based. - Statements of opinion be clearly labeled as such. - The context of the language surrounding the expression of opinion be reviewed for possible legal implications. 2. What is the concept of fair comment and criticism? Are there any limitations to it? Fair comment and criticism basically means that companies and/or individuals cannot press charges against remarks that are done with honest purpose and without malicious intent. Yes, there are limitations, in terms of invasion of privacy. 3. When the media call about an employee, what kinds of information should the public relations person provide? - Confirmation that the person is an employee.
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- The person’s title and job description. - Date of beginning employment, or, if applicable, date of termination.
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