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The Work of the Press Councils in Great Britain, Canada, and Israel: a Comparative Appraisal

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to review the work of the press councils in Britain, Canada, and Israel. Britain and Israel are unitary states, each with its own national press council. Canada is a federal state with provincial press councils in all provinces except Saskatchewan. The British Press Council and the Press Councils in Canada, with the exception of Quebec, deal only with the written press. The Quebec Press Council and the Israel Press Council deal with both the written and electronic media.

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Medium Ethic Executive Committee Ethic Code Legal Advisor Royal Commission 
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Notes

  1. George Murray, The Press and the Public (Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972), pp. 27–8.Google Scholar
  2. Louis Blom-Cooper, ‘Freedom and Responsibility: The Future of Press Regulation in Britain’, Index on Censorship, Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 1992), p. 2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  4. Maude Barlow and James Winter, The Big Black Book (Toronto: Stoddart, 1997), p. 122.Google Scholar

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© Raphael Cohen-Almagor 2001

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