COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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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
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
Portfolios
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
Portfolios
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 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest