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Media Law And Crisis Media For PR Personnel

Media law local government media training course

Everything you need to know to keep your communications legal

Every Communications Department needs to understand the basics of media law and other legal aspects relating to the communications process.

This ranges from understanding the legal implications of Freedom of Information requests from the local paper to the reporting of high profile cases.

We share with you best practice, gleaned from our considerable experience around the country, in how best to deal with these requests and how to avoid mischievious headlines which may arise from these requests.

We will provide Case Studies to show you both poor and good examples of how to negotiate your way around legal minefields.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this course please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this or any other media training needs.


  • Local and regional government communications officers
  • Corporate Communication officers

Key Topics

  • What you can and cannot say in your press release.
  • When “sub judice” and “confidentiality” apply.
  • How to respond to Freedom of Information requests.
  • Ensuring copyright is adhered to.
  • Avoiding Libel or Defamation.
  • Differences between Magistrates Courts and Juvenile Courts.
  • Summary proceedings and Preliminary proceedings.
  • Sexual offences.
  • Journalist sources.
  • Writing press releases that do not cross the law.
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