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There have been some dramatic developments in online media law over the last 12 months, such as the continuing effects of the 2013 Defamation Act, the emergence of the Data Protection Act as a tool used against journalists, and changes to the laws of privacy and copyright.

Led by Dr Richard Danbury, a journalist, qualified lawyer and legal academic, this one-day course will bring you straight up-to-date with the latest developments, including advice on using content from social media and comment moderation.

Course description


Whether you are an experienced journalist who had legal training before online publishing was a consideration or are simply in need of a media law refresher, this course will tell you all you need to know.

Although designed with journalists in mind, it would be relevant to any organisation or individual who publishes content online. It is also suitable for people who have had no previous media law training.

A sandwich buffet lunch plus tea, coffee and pastries is included.

What will the course cover?

  • Libel and contempt
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Copyright
  • The Data Protection Act
  • Social media and the law
  • Guidance on comment moderation
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Getting there

This course will be held at The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ.



About Dr Richard Danbury

Richard qualified as a lawyer in 1994, and practised briefly in criminal law. He then spent a decade or so as a broadcast journalist at the BBC, working on programmes such as Newsnight and Panorama, and in 2010 was the deputy editor of the BBC's Prime Ministerial Debate programme.

He is the co-ordinator of Channel 4's Investigative Journalism Training Scheme, and is currently researching copyright and news at Cambridge University.

Find him on Twitter @RichardDanbury.