Introduction to Media Law for Publishers

Developed by the Community Media Training Organisation

This course is designed as an introduction to the most common and relevant areas of media law for journalists and news producers, particularly those working on local news sites or newspapers. It is not designed to take the place of formal legal advice provided by trained legal professionals.

The key learnings in this course involve understanding:

  • The Legal and Ethical Framework relating to Australian news media
  • Local news producers as employers
  • Defamation
  • Contempt of Court
  • Privacy and Trespass
  • Copyright
  • Discrimination, and
  • National Security

This course contains video and written content and is expected to take between 4-5 hours to complete (depending on how fast you read). You can take a break and come back to it at any point.

RTO ID 91800
CMTO Pathways courses do not lead to an NRT AQF certification.

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