Media and Communication Law

lcomu1322  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Media and Communication Law
4.00 credits
30.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach which embraces constitutional law (freedom of expression, authorisation regimes, distribution of competences), criminal law (press law violation, criminal responsibility), civil law (civil responsibility, copyright, privacy law, image rights), economic law (advertising controls, concentration controls) and international law (the European Union and the European Human Rights Convention).
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course aims to familiarise students with the basic principles and key rules of law that will help to guide them through their information and communication media work.
- Presentation of the constitutional foundations, both in terms of human rights and civil liberties (freedom of expression and freedom of enterprise) in terms of the distribution of powers at the international level and domestically. - -Comparative analysis of the legal regime of different media: newspapers, radio and television, film, new modes of telecommunications (including Internet), and provisions regulating the legal liability (criminal or civil) or repair pathways extra-judicial ( right of reply in written and audio-visual periodic). - Analysis of regulations governing some areas of application of the media, such as commercial communication (advertising). Method: The study material will be mainly from the texts in the French Community of Belgium, whether international, national or community, but the comparative law will provide useful reference points. It will be widely used case studies from the case-law are in a strong waiver.
Other information
Prerequisite: Public Law
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus du cours
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in numerical technologies and society

Master [60] in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Information and Communication