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CPD Course:
A Lawyer's Guide
to Dealing
with Journalists
- From Front Page News
to Media Crisis

Presented by
Ms Jane Moir,
Barrister-at-Law,
Tower Chambers

A Lawyer's Guide to Dealing with Journalists - From Front Page News to Media Crisis
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Code: EVT000000067 Level: Intermediate
Date: 2 June 2015 (Tuesday) (Amended) Language: English
Time: 09:30 - 12:45
(Reception starts at 09:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
(LSHK Allocated Number: 20151035)
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Presenter's Profile:
Ms Jane Moir

Jane worked as a news and business journalist for 16 years in the UK and Hong Kong, including 11 years at the South China Morning Post, before switching careers to become a barrister.  She has written for publications such as the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune and the Observer and continues to contribute articles on legal/media topics today.  She was admitted in Hong Kong as a barrister in 2012 with a strong background in media law, including libel/defamation, privacy, reputation risk and access to information.  She is also a contributing writer for Lexis-Nexis and teaches law part time at HKU Space.

Course Outline:

No news is good news? Whether you are actively seeking a media profile or trying to keep a client out of the public eye, this course will help you understand what journalists want, how the press operates and will provide tips on mitigating bad news and reputation risk in the fast-moving social media age.  Learn the legal parameters of fair reporting, the latest developments in defamation, press freedom vs. privacy, access to information and the right to be forgotten

Topics will include:

  • How to build relationships and trust with journalists
  • The news cycle - how media works
  • The do’s and don’t’s of dealing with the media
  • What journalists can and cannot report: the rules and reality
  • Freedom of the press: issues for Hong Kong
  • Court reporting, contempt and stalking
  • Latest developments in defamation and the ‘chill factor’
    - criminal defamation, seditious and blasphemous libel in Hong Kong
  • The right to know: the law or lack of it
  • Protecting and enforcing privacy rights: the story so far
  • The right to be forgotten vs. right to remember - which way now?
  • News at the speed of social media: the dangers and challenges
  • How to survive a media crisis with your reputation intact: strategy, tactics and case studies

This course is jointly provided in partnership with:  Kornerstone Limited
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Course: A Lawyer's Guide to Dealing with Journalists
- From Front Page News to Media Crisis
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A Lawyer's Guide to Dealing with Journalists - From Front Page News to Media Crisis
Presenter(s): Ms Jane Moir
Code:
EVT000000161
Date: 25 November 2016 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 - 12:45
Venue: Kornerstone Institute, 15/F, Hip Shing Hong Centre,
55 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Language: English
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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