Media is now a global enterprise. The reach of broadcasting and the Internet has made ignorance of the laws of far-away juristictions a real liabilty. Publishers can be sued, sometimes successfully, for violating legal standards thousands of miles away. This handbook is a nation-by-nation summary of libel and privacy law in an easy-to-use format, covering Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It is designed for rapid analysis of media law as it applies to globally accessible publications, Internet sites, and wire services. It is written by specialists for the various regions and countries and is in straigtforward language accessible to journalists and editors, as well as their lawyers, and explains different nation's definitions of responsible and ethical journalism, the risks global publishers should know prior to publication, what steps publishers should take to avoid legal conflicts, and what defenses are avaialble should they be confronted with a claim.