In chapter 12 and 13 Filak talks about the ethical approaches in writing. Also the laws that are put into place for writing.
In writing or journalism you must understand how ethics relates to writing. In theses chapters, Filak discusses how ethics relates to freedom of speech. A writer can only go so far when writing about particular subjects.
A writer always has the right to speak the truth. Which brings in the law “freedom of press.” However there are limits that a writer has when the government feels threatened.
Filak has many rules in these chapters to develop a young writer. In journalism you must understand the limits you can go.