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Media and public shaming: drawing the boundaries of disclosure

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The media today, and especially the national press, are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye, particularly politicians and celebrities, over the disclosure of private information and behaviour. Historically, journalists have argued that ‘naming and shaming’ serious wrong-doing and behaviour on the part of public officials is justified as being in the public interest. However, when the media spotlight is shone on perfectly legal personal behaviour, family issues and sexual ori...

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University of Oxford
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University College
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Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
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Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Publisher's website
Publication date:
2013
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978-1-78076-587-7

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