MSJ 410

Course Code: MSJ 410
Course Name:
Media and the Law
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Detailed Syllabus:

The course is designed to present a general survey of the media laws in Bangladesh including a historical perspective, the socio-economic aspects as well as specific laws relating to the media. These include the issues of defamation, libel versus slander and how to avoid defamation suites. Also included are important issues such as copyright and piracy laws, censorship, press freedom and journalism related constitutional articles and clauses. The course will conclude with a consideration of international media law covering telecommunications and related matters and their applications in Bangladesh.