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Communication Law and Deontology

Code 11745
Year 3
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(45H)
Scientific area Human and Juridical Sciences
Entry requirements ---
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes A) To know the basic concepts about the science of law, for instance the ethical rules and the mass media law. Freedom of expression and information.
B) To know and apply the core ethical principles of Journalism, and professional standards in Journalism.
C) To know and apply the Constitutional Law, the Mass Communications Law and the New Technologies Law.
Syllabus 1. INTRODUCION OF MEDIA LAW
2. ETHICAL STANDARTS AND MEDIA LAW
3. CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW IN JOURNALISM
4. RIGHTS OF JOURNALISTS
5. THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO OFFICIAL INFORMATION
6. RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS - THE LEGAL CONTEXT
7. REPORTING RESTRICTIONS AND THE CRIMINAL LAW
8. COPYRIGHT IN MEDIA INDUSTRIES
9. REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
Main Bibliography Luís Brito Correia, Direito da Comunicação Social, vols. I e II, Almedina, 2005
Fernando Dos Reis Condesso, Direito da Comunicação Social – Lições, Almedina, 2007
Alberto Arons De Carvalho / António Monteiro Cardoso / João Pedro Figueiredo, Direito da Comunicação Social, Texto Editora, 2012
Maria Manuel Bastos, Neuza Lopes, Comentário à Lei de Imprensa e ao Estatuto do Jornalista, Coimbra Editora, 2011
Cláudia Araújo, Os Crimes dos Jornalistas, Almedina, 2010
Joaquim Fidalgo, O Lugar da Ética e da Auto-Regulação na Identidade Profissional dos Jornalistas, Fundação C. Gulbenkian, 2009
Sara Pina, A Deontologia dos Jornalistas Portugueses, Minerva, 1997
Sara Pina, Media e Leis Penais, Almedina, 2009
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The classes follow a theoretical and practical methodology. Each class have the presentation of theoretical concepts for understanding the program and an application of the acquired knowledge to cases coherently formulated and preferentially taken from case-law decisions so as to induce the consultation and interpretation of normative texts.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-06-17

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