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[ecrea] New Book: Media Law, Ethics and Policy in the Digital Age

Fri Feb 03 01:36:45 GMT 2017

New Book

Media Law, Ethics and Policy in the Digital Age (IGI Global Publishing)

Edited by Nhamo A. Mhiripiri <> (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe & St. Augustine University, Tanzania) and Tendai Chari <> (University of Venda, South Africa)

Release Date: January, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 330

ISBN13: 9781522520955|ISBN10: 1522520953|EISBN13: 9781522520962|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2095-5


Hardcover: <>

$195.00 <>


E-Book: <>

$195.00 <>


E-Book: <>

$235.00 <>


The growing presence of digital technologies has caused significant changes in the protection of digital rights. With the ubiquity of these modern technologies, there is an increasing need for advanced media and rights protection. *Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age* is a key resource on the challenges, opportunities, issues, controversies, and contradictions of digital technologies in relation to media law and ethics and examines occurrences in different socio-political and economic realities. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on cybercrime, invasion of privacy, and muckraking, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, government officials, and active media practitioners.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

    Freedom of Information
    Invasion of Privacy
    Media Ownership Policy
    Media Regulatory Models
    User Generated Content
    Table of Contents
    Nhamo A. Mhiripiri, Tendai Chari
    Tendai Chari, Nhamo A. Mhiripiri
    Chapter 1
    Criminal Defamation, the Criminalisation of Expression, Media and
    Information Dissemination in the Digital Age: A Legal and Ethical

    (pages 1-24)
    Nhamo A. Mhiripiri, Jacqueline Chikakano
    Ethical Pitfalls in the Digital Age: When the Desire to “Serve Hot”
    Gets in the Way of Verification

    (pages 25-43)
    Tendai Chari
    Chapter 3
    To Lie or Not to Lie: Interrogating Codes of Conduct on Photo Ethics
    in the Era of Digital Technologies
    (pages 44-63)
    Bevelyn Dube
    Chapter 4
    Media-Invented Stories and Outright Lies a Threat to Journalism
    Ethics and Media Credibility

    (pages 64-77)
    Agnes Lucy Lando
    Chapter 5
    Ethical and Legal Challenges of Election Reporting in Nigeria: A
    Study of Four General Elections, 1999-2011

    (pages 78-100)
    Tayo Popoola
    Chapter 6
    Copying, Branding, and the Ethical Implications of Rights in
    Immaterial Cultural Goods

    (pages 101-121)
    Ute M. Röschenthaler
    Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Africa's
    Traditional Knowledge

    (pages 122-145)
    Benjamin Enahoro Assay
    Chapter 8
    Overcoming the Legal Challenges of News Reporting: A Case Study of a
    Start-Up News Corporation

    (pages 146-163)
    Jonathan Bishop
    Chapter 9
    Electoral Polling and Reporting in Africa: Professional and Policy
    Implications for Media Practice and Political Communication in a
    Digital Age

    (pages 164-181)
    Adebayo Fayoyin
    Chapter 10
    Digital Media in Uganda: Where Regulation and Freedom of Expression
    Contradictions Are Sharpest
    (pages 182-192)
    Brian Semujju
    Chapter 11
    Citizen Journalism on Facebook and the Challenges of Media
    Regulation in Zimbabwe: Baba Jukwa

    (pages 193-206)
    Collen Sabao, Vimbai Rejoice Chingwaramusee
    Chapter 12
    Naming Crime Suspects in the News: “Seek Truth and Report It” vs.
    “Minimizing Harm”

    (pages 207-225)
    Robin Blom
    Chapter 13
    Boko Haram Insurgency in Cameroon: Role of Mass Media in Conflict

    (pages 226-244)
    Afu Isaiah Kunock
    Chapter 14
    Deferring Citizens' “Right to Know” in an Information Age: The
    Information Deficit in Namibia

    (pages 245-267)
    William Edward Heuva
    Chapter 15
    Rethinking Information Privacy in a “Connected” World

    (pages 268-285)
    Ufuoma Akpojivi

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    | Topics Covered

    | Author(s)/Editor(s) Bio


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