COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Media Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 476
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of media law in comparison with the European Union legislation and provide concise information on general principles.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
Course Description 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 Required Materials
1 Introduction to Course
2 Sources of Media Law Presentation
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
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 Notes/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.

Suggested Readings/Materials

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 Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
25
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
45
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
55
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
45
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester 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
48
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
24
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

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