The ultimate resource for media content providers and purveyors, wherever they are based
International Libel and Privacy Handbook, Third Edition
"We deal with libel and privacy cases in countries across the world, and we need to have a good understanding of the basic legal principles that apply in each of them. Charles Glasser′s book provides exactly that and this new edition, covering more countries in the Middle East and the Americas, is as useful and indispensable as the previous two."
Peter Noorlander, Chief Executive, Media Legal Defence Initiative
"The Third Edition of Charles Glasser′s Handbook can be variously described as: authoritative, practical, accessible, user–friendly, indispensable and, most of all, welcome. Globalization of media law is as much a fact as the limitless exposure of online content to liability anywhere on the planet. The updated and expanded (29 chapters, up from 23) International Libel and Privacy Handbook uniquely addresses these new problems and represents the multinational legal authority of choice for today′s journalists, publishers, webmasters, and lawyers."
Richard N. Winfield, International Senior Lawyers Project, Of Counsel, Clifford Chance U.S. LLP
"Charles Glasser has pulled together a concise and pragmatic guide to media law throughout the world. Well organized and authoritative, it is a sobering reminder that speech that is fully protected in some places can put your client in jail in others. But this is also an empowering book, demonstrating that it is both possible and essential to promote robust but ethical journalism even in countries that are still discovering the salutary effects of a free press."
Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, University of Minnesota
"For many years, attorneys have awaited publication of a single volume summarizing libel and privacy law throughout the world. At long last, we can now compare on a nation–by–nation basis how countries in the Americas, Asia, and Europe deal with libel and privacy issues and how that treatment differs from the United States. This book offers a sophisticated and reader–friendly response to the core questions that any practitioner frequently must consider."
Floyd Abrams, Cahill Gordon & Reindel (from a review of the first edition)
"In the Internet age, we increasingly are required to know media laws around the world. [This] is an indispensable addition to our law library."
Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (from a review of the first edition)
Preface: Understanding Media Law in the Global Context ix
Introduction: How to Use This Book xxiii
PART I AMERICAS 1
CHAPTER 1 Argentina 3Leonardo Cesar Ferreira
CHAPTER 2 Brazil 23Laura Fragomeni, Paula Mena Barreto, and Eduardo de Moraes
CHAPTER 3 Canada 39Brian MacLeod Rogers
CHAPTER 4 Chile 59Leonardo Cesar Ferreira
CHAPTER 5 Mexico 81Leonardo Cesar Ferreira
CHAPTER 6 United States 103Thomas H. Golden and Casey Boyle
PART II ASIA AND AUSTRALIA 129
CHAPTER 7 Australia 131Peter Bartlett
CHAPTER 8 China 149Vincent Wang and Edward J. Davis with Yonatan Berkovits
CHAPTER 9 Hong Kong 183Doreen Weisenhaus, Rick Glofcheski, and Edward J. Davis
CHAPTER 10 India 211Janmejay Rai and Barunesh Chandra
CHAPTER 11 Japan 223Yoshio Iteya, Atsushi Okada, and Akira Marumo
CHAPTER 12 Korea 235Kyu Ho Youm
CHAPTER 13 Malaysia 253H. R. Dipendra
CHAPTER 14 Singapore 265Tay Peng Cheng
CHAPTER 15 Thailand 279Sinfah Tunsarawuth
PART III EUROPE 295
CHAPTER 16 Belgium 297Steven De Schrijver
CHAPTER 17 England and Wales 341Mark Stephens
CHAPTER 18 France 357Dominique Mondoloni
CHAPTER 19 Germany 371Jan Hegemann
CHAPTER 20 Italy 385Charles J. Glasser Jr.
CHAPTER 21 Netherlands 401Jens van den Brink
CHAPTER 22 Poland 415Charles J. Glasser Jr.
CHAPTER 23 Russia 427Anna Otkina
CHAPTER 24 Spain 447Almudena Arpon de Mendivil and Juan Jose Marin Lopez
CHAPTER 25 Switzerland 459Rolf Auf der Maur
PART IV MIDDLE EAST 475
CHAPTER 26 The Middle East 477Charles J. Glasser Jr.
CHAPTER 27 Israel 493Ori Shenhar
CHAPTER 28 Jordan 505Safwan Moubaydeen
CHAPTER 29 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) 513Charles J. Glasser Jr.
Bibliography and Recommended Reading 523
About the Editor 525
About the Contributors 527
CHARLES J. GLASSER, Jr. has spent the majority of his life in the news industry, as a journalist and media lawyer. Glasser began his love affair with journalism as a stringer for United Press International attending the 1972 Democratic and Republication National Conventions while in high school. Through the 1980s, Glasser then became a staffer at several daily newspapers and international wire services, where he covered the civil wars in El Salvador, insurgency in Nicaragua, and enterprise stories out of England, India, Cuba, Haiti and elsewhere. While in law school at NYU, he worked in the Legal Department of NBC News in New York, and was honored at graduation in 1996 with the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal for his contribution to the legal community. As a lawyer, Charles Glasser has worked in Portland, Maine, representing the Portland Press Herald, Reader′s Digest, and several local broadcasters in First Amendment and freedom of information issues. He returned to New York, in 1998, where as a litigation associate at Squadron Ellenoff, he defended several nationally known publications and broadcasters. In 2000, he joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher as a Senior Associate representing Bloomberg News. He joined Bloomberg in–house as Global Media Counsel, in 2002, where he is responsible for pre–publication review, ombudsman issues, ethics inquiries, newsroom litigation and libel training for more than 2,000 reporters in 120 bureaus around the world.