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The 'full liberty of public writers': special treatment of journalism in English law

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This thesis investigates whether institutional journalism should receive special treatment at the hands of the law. Special treatment encompasses the affording of benefits to and the imposition of liabilities on journalistic institutions and the individuals who work for them. The arguments against special treatment are pragmatic and theoretical: pragmatic arguments emphasise, inter alia, the difficulty of providing a definition of journalism, and theoretical arguments emphasise the difficu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:5299bf69-f793-4280-9525-9f3cc6f50ccc
Local pid:
ora:8382

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