ERIC Number: ED371385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Press Laws. Third Edition. Documents on Politics and Society in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Born, Sigrid, Ed.
Noting that the Federal Republic of Germany, after Japan and the USA, is the world's largest market for newspapers and magazines, this booklet discusses freedom of the press, press laws, and the press in the new federal states. After a brief account of the "facts and figures" of the newspaper and magazine market in the Federal Republic, the booklet presents an essay ("There Shall Be No Censorship" by Burkhard Schaffeld). The booklet then discusses land press laws, the main points of press law, right to information, duty of thoroughness, refusal of testimony and confiscation, internal freedom of the press, and the press in the new federal states. A 32-item list of recommended literature, the Press Law for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and the German Press Council's Press Code with guidelines for editorial work (as of 1992) are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Identifiers - Location: Germany