The Laws- Mass media

The law restricts the medias freedom to report anyhting they want, restrictions include:

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The laws of libel
Prevent publication of false statements
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The officail secrets act
Prevent the publication of anything deemed as "officail secret" by the government
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Defence advisory notices
Prevents the press publishing information which the government feels could be used by the enemy e.g. military secrets
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The race relations act
Forbid the publishing of opinions or views which could be seen to be against an ethnic or racial group
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The obscene Publications act
Forbids the publications of anything nwhich the high court considers to be obscene or indecent to anyone that sees, hears or reads it, e.g. animal cruelty or sexual acts.
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Contempt of court
Forbids the reporting of current ongoing court cases which could lead to a prejudice or unfair trial
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Prevent the publication of anything deemed as "officail secret" by the government

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The officail secrets act

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Prevents the press publishing information which the government feels could be used by the enemy e.g. military secrets

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Forbid the publishing of opinions or views which could be seen to be against an ethnic or racial group

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Forbids the publications of anything nwhich the high court considers to be obscene or indecent to anyone that sees, hears or reads it, e.g. animal cruelty or sexual acts.

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