Media Law in Greece


Ioannis Iglezakis
2017, 192pp, Paperback
ISBN: 978-90-411-8753-6
© Kluwer Law International


Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this analysis of media law in Greece surveys the massively altered and enlarged legal landscape traditionally encompassed in laws pertaining to freedom of expression and regulation of communications. Everywhere, a shift from mass media to mass self-communication has put enormous pressure on traditional law models.

An introduction describing the main actors and salient aspects of media markets is followed by in-depth analyses of print media, radio and television broadcasting, the Internet, commercial communications, political advertising, concentration in media markets, and media regulation. Among the topics that arise for discussion are privacy, cultural policy, protection of minors, competition policy, access to digital gateways, protection of journalists’ sources, standardization and interoperability, and liability of intermediaries. Relevant case law is considered throughout, as are various ethical codes.

A clear, comprehensive overview of media legislation, case law, and doctrine, presented from the practitioner’s point of view, this book is a valuable time-saving resource for all concerned with media and communication freedom. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Greece will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative media law.

Tabel of Contents

The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Part I. Freedom of Speech
Part II. Regulation of Print Media
Chapter 1. The Journalists’ Profession
Chapter 2. Journalists’ Rights
Chapter 3. Journalists’ Liability
Chapter 4. Right to Reply and to Rectification
Chapter 5. Access to Public Information
Chapter 6. Supervisory Body for Press Deontology and Disciplinary Board
Part III. Regulation of Audiovisual Media (Broadcasting)
Chapter 1. Public Service Broadcasting
Chapter 2. Private Broadcasting
Chapter 3. Programme Standards
Chapter 4. Political Broadcasting
Chapter 5. Advertising Rules
Chapter 6. Right to Information
Chapter 7. Access to Networks and Platforms
Chapter 8. Standards and Interoperability
Part IV. Cross-Ownership Regulation
Part V. Supervision: Media Regulator
Chapter 1. Organization
Chapter 2. Tasks
Chapter 3. Sanctioning Powers
Selected Bibliography

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