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Title: A Star-A Public Figure: The Thin Line between “News” and “Trespasses” by the Mass Media in the EntertainmentBusiness
Authors: Nakwanit, Rattanawadee 
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Chulalongkorn University Printing House
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Source: Rattanawadee Nakwanit (2011) A Star-A Public Figure: The Thin Line between “News” and “Trespasses” by the Mass Media in the EntertainmentBusiness. University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Journal Vol.31 No.1.
Journal: University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce Journal 
Abstract: The objectives of this study are to analyze the rationale of the court in its adjudicationon issues relating to trespass by the media on the rights of people in theentertainment business. The study includes the way of news reporting to avert theproblems of trespass by the mass media on the rights of the people in entertainmentbusinesses and to make comparative studies of the recommendations of theentertainment circle news columnists, judges, mass media, and law professors with aview to averting these problems. This study consists of in-depth interview analysis ofentertainment news reporters, judges, mass media, and law professors in line with theabove-mentioned objectives, the outcome of which may be summarized as follows:1. The results of the in-depth interviews of judges revealed that the adjudications inthe cases involving trespasses of the rights of people in the entertainment businessare beneficial to the mass media, because there have not yet been any Thai lawsthat provide expressis verbis for the protection of the rights of public figures orpenalties in various cases for trespassing on their rights by the mass media, suchas trespasses on the privacy of people, for torts in general, for defamations and fornuisance, which are misdemeanors both in civil and penal cases. Thai law does notprovide for the compensation for grievances of the injured persons but it doesprovide for some exceptions of liability by the mass media. Consequently, the Courtoften suspends the punishments of indicted mass media participants.2. The groups of entertainment news reporters, judges, mass media, and law professorsare unanimous in characterizing news reporting that does not trespass on the rightsof people in entertainment business are that mass media must not report falsenews, trespass on personal privacy and the facts reported must derive directly frominterviews of the persons in the entertainment circle in the news.3. Groups of judges, mass media, and law professors are unanimous that the massmedia should not exploit personal affairs of people in the entertainment business,which are not beneficial to the public interests, and that the interest of somegroups of readers is not regarded as being beneficial to the public interest.Whereas the circle of the entertainment news reporters is of the opinion that thepeople in entertainment business should accept their public figure status andconsequently consent to the reporting of news of their personal affairs, given thatthe readers wish to know about the activities of people in the entertainment world.
URI: https://scholar.utcc.ac.th/handle/6626976254/3157
ISSN: 0125-2437
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