Specialised Programme on Media LawsRapid Skillz
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- Short course
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This Course Consist of the following contents -Unit 1 - The Freedom of the Press -What are the philosophical foundations of the freedom of the press and the restrictions placed on it? How do constitutional documents and international instruments treat the freedom of the press? What is the constitutional framework for the freedom of the press in India? What is its scope? How is press freedom measured? How was the press censored during the Emergency in India? Unit 2 - The Right to Information -Is the right to information a fundamental right in India? What are the laws that permit secrecy in India? What is the statutory right to information in India and what are the procedures and offices created by statute to realise this right? How does law protect whistleblowers in India and the United States? How does law protect the anonymity of journalistic sources in the United States and in Europe? Unit 3 - Defamation -How can the mass media harm reputations? How can defamation law be reconciled with the freedom of speech? How is cause of action established in a civil suit for defamation? What are the defenses in a civil suit for defamation? What are the defences in a civil suit for defamation? What are the ingredients of the crime of defamation? What are the exceptions? How does the law of defamation accommodate speech that is very important to the functioning of a democracy? Unit 4 - Privacy -How does the law of privacy apply to media communication? What is the constitutional status of the right to privacy in India? What statutory provisions recognise the right to privacy in India? How do the self-regulatory norms for the Indian media deal with privacy issues? How does law treat the privacy of convicted criminals who have been released back into society? Unit 5 - Contempt of Court and Restrictions on Reporting Judicial Proceedings -What is the basis for curtailing communication about the judiciary? What is the law of contempt of court in India? What are the various statutory restrictions placed on reporting judicial proceedings? How do the legal systems of India, the United States, and England, approach the recording of judicial proceedings? Unit 6 - Racial and Religious Hatred, and Obscenity -What are the philosophical justifications for restricting speech that communicates racial and religious hatred? What are the Indian laws that restrict communication of racial and religious hatred? What are the Press Council of India’s norms regarding the coverage of communal issues? How are hate speech laws reconciled with the constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression? What are the Indian laws that restrict communication on the grounds of obscenity and morality? Unit 7 - Copyright Law -What are the basic principles of copyright law? What kinds of content can be the subject-matter of copyright? What rights are included in copyright, performer’s rights, and broadcast reproduction rights? How are the rights included in copyright exploited? What is copyright infringement? What are the remedies for infringement of copyright? What is the defence of fair use? How does this defence apply to the news media, which often has to use material belonging to competitors? Unit 8 - The Legal Frameworks Governing Print Media, Broadcast Media, Online Media, and Advertising -How are newspapers and books regulated in India? Why do the Telegraph Act and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have a central role in the regulation of television, radio, and the Internet? How are television signals regulated in India? How are FM radio signals regulated in India? How is the Internet regulated in India? What is the self-regulatory framework for the print media? What is the self-regulatory framework for the broadcast media? What are the laws that govern advertising in India?
This Course is made for students and they get A proper knowledge of various laws governing media and communication sector. An in depth analysis of the interface between various crimes and the media. A holistic learning experience wherein you are made aware of the various limitations that exist in the world of media and communication. A basic conceptual and practical knowledge regarding the protection of various rights in the media world.