Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803004582012COMMUNICATION LAWElective485
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to study the basic concepts, rules and the institutions of communications law and the jural regulations in Turkish law about freedom of communication and institutions and corporations of media, to teach the press regime, freedom of communication, jural and administrative structures of the press institutions, jural and penal responsibility in press, the right of response and correction, basic jural regulations about litigation and prosecution To teach the jural process of broadcasting of public and private televisions and radios, and the regulator institutions and corporations of this process To teach the cinema and internet regime and and their jural regulations
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.Güliz Uluç
Learning Outcomes
11. The student who attends this course has a general information about mass communication systems and their jural regulations.
22. The student who attends this course gets awareness of social responsibility and press ethic.
33. The student who attends this course find solutions for the problems about communications law in national and international fields, freedom of press and expression
44. The student who attends this course learns all the jural process, controlling mechanisms and operations of the institutions and corporations in the mass communication field.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The course contains the concept of freedom of press and expression which are a part of basic human rights, jural regulations in mass communication systems, basic concepts in press regime, periodic journals, jural parts of the press regime which contains the responsibilities of punishment and law in press, Jural processes on private radio and television broadcasting and the structure of RTUK, Jural processes on public broadcasting and the structure of TRT, Cinema regime and controlling system in cinema, Internet regime and controlling system in internet broadcasting.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introduction to the lecture, offering the general sources and information about the method of lecture.lecture
2Basic concepts about mass communication and freedom of communicationlecture
3History of freedom of communcation, freedom of communication in different politic systems, regulation and limitation of freedom of communication lecture
4Press regime and basic concepts, impress, publication, impressium and responsibility of resignationlecture
5Periodic journals, the right of response and correction, jural responsibility in press, penal responsibility of press and the concept of press crimelecture
6Regime of radio and television and jural regulationslecture
7Public broadcasting and TRTlecture
8Mid term exam
9Private radio televison broadcasting lecture
10RTUK and jural regulationslecture
11Advertisements and legislation of advertisementlecture
12Broadcasting in different languages and dialectslecture
13Cinema regime and jural regulationslecture
14Cinema regime and jural regulationslecture
15Cinema regime and jural regulationslecture
Recommended or Required Reading
Book: İÇEL, Kayıhan ve ÜNVER, Yener (2009) ; Kitle Haberleşme Hukuku, İstanbul, Beta Basım Yayın Secondary Resources: ERMAN Sahir, ÖZEK Çetin; Açıklamalı Basın Kanunu ve ilgili Mevzuat, İstanbul Alfa Yayınları ÖZEK Çetin; Basın Özgürlüğünden Bilgilendirme Hakkına, İstanbul Alfa Yayınları ÇİFTCi, Ahmet (1999), Uluslararası Hukuk Açısından Radyo ve Televizyon Hukuku, Gazi İletişim Matbaası
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination166
Final Examination11212
Attending Lectures12672
Self Study12560
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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