Media Laws across the World: A Comparative Study of Their Evolution and Challenges

Media Laws across the World: A Comparative Study of Their Evolution and Challenges
Junhao Hong and Tuo-Yu Su
May 2016

ISBN-13:  978-1-59332-805-4 / Hardcover
Dimensions:  5.5 x 8.5 / 306 pages

Price   $80.00


Hong and Su compare the evolution of media laws across the world, focusing on representative countries in North America, Western Europe and Asia and analyzes the political, economic, cultural and societal reasons for the evolution. In addition, their work also examines the challenges facing media laws in the new era of globalization and informatization. Moreover, the authors cover issues that are related to many newly emerged legal aspects such digital media law issues, libel law issues, copyright issues, and cyber-privacy issues. This book should be a very helpful tool not only for the readers in communication/media studies and legal studies, but also for those in political science and sociology. In addition, legal practitioners in media law may also be quite interested.

About the Author

Junhao Hong is professor in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Buffalo and an Associate in Research in the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He has published widely. His publications include several books and more than 170 research articles on communication, media, politics, culture and society.

Tuo-Yu Su is originally from Taiwan, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English. After coming to the United States, he has earned a Master’s degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Juris Doctorate and a Ph.D. in communication, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Su is currently working as an attorney in New York City.