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Course available through blended / online distance learning.
The area of social media and media law is very much an evolving environment particularly due to advances in communications technology. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to and overview of social media and media law to include Irish law, EU Law and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Students will learn about the main areas of media law to include the law of defamation, contempt of court, privacy, freedom of expression broadcasting/press regulation and the regulation of new forms of media.
The aims and objectives of this course are to provide an overview of media law in Ireland in addition to addressing emerging issues in this area.
On completion of the Diploma, students should be able to:
The course will be delivered part–time one morning a week through the medium of lectures presented by experts in the area. The course will take place over a period of 16 weeks on Tuesday mornings between 8.30 – 10.00 a.m. Coordinated by Dr Sarah Fennell BL. this course will provide valuable insights into the legal framework impacting social media and media law in Ireland.
This course will be available via blended learning, with most classes recorded using e–learning software and made available to students for streaming via our student intranet system. This means that, while all students are welcome and encouraged to attend class in person, some of the sessions will be recorded so that students who are based outside Dublin or who are otherwise unable to attend can view the material by streaming their class at any time. *Lecture videos require an internet connection to be streamed.*
Course Start Date: November 2019 (provisional)
Application Deadline: Friday 11 October 2019
Please note that the schedule below is provisional for 2019/20.
Introduction to social media and media Law (not recorded–attendance in person required recommended)
Dr. Sarah Fennell BL (course co–ordinator)
Freedom of Expression under the Irish Consitution and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)
Defamation (Part I)
Defamation (Part II)
Defamation (Part III)
Privacy, Online Publications and Remedies Available
The Media and the Courts
Contempt of Court
Public Order and Morality
Social Media and the Law
Data Protection and the Media
Regulation of the Press
A view from the bench (not recorded–attendance in person recommended)
To be awarded the Advanced Diploma, a participant will be required to successfully complete one written take home (100%) assignment.
This course will be of interest to: those working on social media platforms and in search engine companies; those working in communications and PR; writers, journalists, bloggers, in–house counsel, those working in the newspaper and broadcasting industries; data protection lawyers and barristers and solicitors working in the public and private sector; anyone in the entertainment or media industries.
Fees can be viewed here.
Applications are made here.
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