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Despite recent reforms, defamation law can still provide strong remedies for people who feel their reputations have been harmed. This short course delivers practical insights for digital content creators, as well as anyone using social media, to reduce the risk of defamation claims.
Crafted in easy-to-navigate modules, course content covers:
This course will equip you with:
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit:
Full price: $240 (GST-free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
Participants will access the course via the user-friendly online learning management system (LMS), Canvas. The course content is presented in engaging and interactive ways. Throughout the course, participants will:
This self-paced course is designed to take participants approximately 1-2 hours to complete, however participants may choose to spend more time exploring suggested readings and resources.
Participants who achieve a result of at least 80% in the marked multiple choice quiz (final module) will be eligible for a UTS certificate of completion for this short course.
This course will equip participants with:
By the end of the course, participants should understand best practice approaches to protecting themselves, their colleagues and organisation from defamation claims.
Participants access the course via the Canvas LMS and will need:
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
UTS Staff only: How to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount
Group enrolment of 5 or more from the same organisation: 15% discount
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Disclaimer: this course does not constitute legal advice.
This short course is suitable for a wide range of digital publishing and legal professionals, including, but not limited to:
Derek is Co-Director of the Centre for Media Transition in the Faculty of Law at UTS. He specialises in media law and regulation. Before joining UTS, he was Executive Director of the Australian Press Council, and also worked for the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Office of Film and Literature Classification.
Derek was Director of the Communications Law Centre at UNSW and earlier worked for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance. He is the head of the Australian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications and chair of the research panel for the Public Interest Journalism Initiative. His research interests include media standards, digital platform regulation and media pluralism.
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