MCM610 : Mass Communication Law & Ethics

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Mass Communication

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Dr. Zafar Iqbal
Post doc
University of Surrey

Course Contents

Need of laws and code of ethics to regulate media, Code of ethics for journalists and other media professionals, Media Ethics Islamic and Western perspective, western code of Ethics, Absolute vs. Responsible Freedom, Ethics in Public relation, Ethics in Advertising, Constitution & freedom of speech & expression, Evolution of press laws with special reference to Sub continent & Pakistan, Press laws in Pakistan, Media Laws, Objectives of law, Relation between press & law, Copyright Act, Recent Development, Contemporary trends in the law of copyright, Concept of intellectual property right, Application for registration in Pakistan, Contempt of court, Defamation Laws, Laws pertaining to Electronic media in Pakistan, PEMRA, Media control through PEMRA, Amendment to laws regulating electronic media