Media Law

Course Code :1100PSWMRE
Study domain:Law
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Leo Neels

3. Course contents *

The course starts with a brief historical overview that allows a look at the basis of media and communication law: this is illustrated by means of constitutional and conventional basic principles. These are brought to live referring to actual cases, particularly from the European Court of Human Rights. Next, the status of a variety of media is being identified and analyzed with a stress on audiovisual media. Attention is being paid to the main principles of copyright and specifics journalistic rights and deontological codes. The rules that provide limits with regards to content are mapped, focusing on the protection of privacy and racism. Finally, we study the legal remedies, amongst others the right of reply and tort law. Given the amount of students, the ex cathedra method is necessary. At the outset of the lectures, reference is made to relevant issues in the news.