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Secrecy and the Media

The Official History of the United Kingdom's D-Notice System

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ca. 87,07 €

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2009. Buch. 656 S. 19 s/w-Fotos, 2 s/w-Zeichnungen. Hardcover

Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-415-45375-2

Format (B x L): 15,9 x 23,5 cm

Gewicht: 1270 g

In englischer Sprache

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: Government Official History Series


Secrecy and the Media is the firstbooktoexamine the development of theD-Notice system, whichregulates the UK media's publication of Britishnational securitysecrets. It is based on official documents, many of which have not previously been available to a general audience, as well as on media sources.
From Victorian times, Britishgovernments have consistently seen the need, in the public interest, to prevent the media publishing secret information which would endanger national security. The UK media have meanwhile continuously resisted official attempts to impose any form of censorship, arguingthat a free press is in the public interest. Both sides have normally seen the pitfalls of attempting to resolve this sometimes acrimonious conflict of interests by litigation, and have together evolved a system of editorial self-regulation, assisted by day-to-day independent expert advice, known colloquially as the D-Notice System.
The book tracesthe developmentof this system from nineteenth-century colonial campaigns, through twoworldwars,to modern operations and counter-terrorism in the post-Cold War era, up to the beginning of the Labour government in 1997. Examples are drawn from media, political and official sources (some not yet open), and cover not onlydefenceissues(including Special Forces), but also the activities ofthe secret intelligence services MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.These casesrelate principally tothe UK, but also to American and other allies’ interests.
The story of how this sometimes controversial institution now operatesin the modern worldwill be essential reading for those in the media and government departments,and for academicsand students in the fields of security,defence and intelligence,as well as being an accessible exposé for thegeneral reader.
Nicholas Wilkinson served in the Royal Navy 1959-98, and from 1999 to 2004 he ran the independent Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee. He was a Press Complaints Commissioner from 2005 to 2008, and is a Cabinet Office Historian.


Die 8. Auflage ist wieder auf sechs Bände angelegt. Darin finden sich übersichtlich und in systematischer Gliederung Vertragsmuster aus der Feder erfahrener Experten. Jedem dieser Muster folgen Anmerkungen, mit denen der dem Vertragsentwurf zu Grunde liegende Sachverhalt und die Gründe für die Wahl des spezifischen Formulars erläutert werden.


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