COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Media Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 309
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of media law and provide concise information on general principles.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Use sources of relevant media law in relation to Turkish and EU media law
  • Elaborate on contextual issues in relation to audio visual media services (e.g. the costs to the media of defamation and privacy actions, and the need to provide programming for minority groups and cultures);
  • Effectively communicate the relevant information;
  • Undertake independent legal research in relation to Turkish and EU media law;
  • Analyze and apply the information;
  • Present reasoned legal argument in relation to issues of Turkish and EU media law.
Course Content The course covers the issues in freedom of expression and communication, legal regulations on press, radio tv broadcasting, protection of privacy and reputation, legal regulations on advertising, trademarks and copyrights

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to course
2 Sources of Media Law Presentation 2
3 Fundamental rights and freedom to communicate Eric Barendt, Media Law p.15
4 Constitution, European Human Rights Convention, basic principles Eric Barendt, Media Law p.3
5 Press Law Press Law for printed media (Law No. 5187)
6 Defamation: Protection of reputation, right to reply, legal responsibility of media Eric Barendt, Media Law, p.349
7 Personal Secrecy and the right of privacy Eric Barendt, Media Law, p.387
8 MIDTERM EXAM
9 Crimes against state organs and spiritual values Turkish Criminal Code Art.216
10 Copyrights IIPA, Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement, http://www.iipa.com/rbc/2013/2013SPEC301TURKEY.PDF
11 Cybercrimes K. Batır, "Regulating Internet Content: Hate Speech", Marmara Journal of European Studies , ss.123-136, 2003
12 New Media K. Batır, "REGULATING CONVERGENCE: the EU and the UK Approaches and New Issues in Media Regulation", Marmara Journal of European Studies , ss. 29-44, 2002
13 Broadcasting Law Law on the Establishment of Radio and Television Enterprises and Their Media Services (Law. No. 6112)
14 Protection of Personal Data Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
15 Internet Law K. Batır, B. Kılıçbay, M. Binark, İnternet, Toplum, Kültür (İnternet ve Hukuk), ss.30-55, İstanbul, Epos Yayınları, 2005
16 Final Exam
Course Textbooks Eric Barendt, Lesley Hitchens, Media Law: Text, Cases and Materials (Longman Law Series)2013. Kerem Batır - Cem Pekman, Özgür Medya Mevzuatı Raporu, Medya Enstitüsü-2003.
References Crone, T.: Law and the Media, 4th. Ed., Focal Press, 2002. Carey, P./Sanders, J.: Media Law, 3rd. Ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2004. Robertson, G/ Nicol,A.: Media Law, 5th Ed.Sweet & Maxwell, 2007. Ongun, Coşkun:Yargı Kararları Işığında Medya Hukuku, Legal Yayınevi, İstanbul 2010. Yıldız, Sevil.: Medya ve Hukuk, Nobel Yayın, Ankara , Nisan 2010 Relevant case studies, news from the press

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
25
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
45
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
55
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
45
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
24
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law X
2 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves X
3 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written X
4 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis X
5 To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics X
6 To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions X
7 Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully X
8 Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence X
9 To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking X
10 To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress X
11 To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1) X
12 Above average in both written and spoken of a second foreign language X
13 Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law ("European Computer Driving License", Advanced Level") X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest