The legal system

Doreen Weisenhaus*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Before journalists can learn about media law, they need to know something about the law in general, the courts and the roles people play in them, and other aspects of the legal system, including what makes it work. For many journalists and those without legal training or background, learning about law can seem intimidating, but some principles can help make it more understandable and accessible. This chapter summarizes several basic concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHong Kong Media Law
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals
PublisherHong Kong University Press, HKU
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789622098077
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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