TV reality shows and the balance between privacy and public interest broadcasting

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Reality TV is hugely popular in the UK and globally and private individuals sell their privacy, often for large sums of money, in return for public fame. Such individuals run the risk of acquiring some form of public status and thus expose themselves to greater intrusions into their private life in the future; at least until their fame dies down. Other individuals however are not willing participants and may be the subjects of reality TV for reasons other than pure entertainment. Programmes exposing certain individuals for their criminal or antisocial behaviour are now watched by millions of viewers, justified by the argument that is it
in the public interest to expose such individuals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalNottingham Law Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

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