There are certain laws that regulate journalism and media. For example, there are laws to the effect that journalism should be truthful--which is sometimes called truth-in-advertisement law.

Is there any name that covers all such laws, or we can simply say "journalism laws"?

For example, what to put in the following blank?

All these news channels are monitored by ... .

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  • What laws are you talking about? Can you provide one? And in which country? – AmE speaker Aug 27 '17 at 22:30
  • @Clare I already mentioned one: truth in advertisement law is another name for it. – Sasan Aug 27 '17 at 22:35
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    No you did not mention "truth in advertisement law" in your question. – AmE speaker Aug 27 '17 at 22:37
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    Laws are not created to align with certain professions. Laws such as defamation, libel and slandour are more pertinent to journalism, as their broadcasting ability can magnify actions in this area. I see truth in advertising as consumer law, affecting ad creators rahther than journalists – Kim Ryan Aug 27 '17 at 23:59
  • Truth in advertising is a business law. It has little to do with journalism. – AmE speaker Aug 28 '17 at 0:11

Media Law is a legal field that relates to legal regulation of the telecommunications industry, information technology, broadcasting, advertising, the entertainment industry, censorship, and internet and online services among others.

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