Checking date: 04/06/2021

Course: 2024/2025

Media Law
Bachelor in Film, Television and Media Studies (Plan: 382 - Estudio: 211)

Coordinating teacher: PAREJO NAVAJAS, TERESA

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


1. Knowledge of the legal framework for media professionals. 2. Identification and management of basic legal concepts related to the fundamental rights of communication, media law and professional regulation. 3. Approach to institutions and legal language.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND INFORMATION 1. Constitutional basis of the right to freedom of expression. 2. Fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information and their guarantees. 3. Limits on the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information (I): personal rights. 4. Limits on the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information (II): limits from other constitutional interests. II. LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF TRADITIONAL AND NEW MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PROFESSIONALS 5. The Spanish audiovisual sector within the European context. 6. Legal framework of the information 7. Regulation of media journalist┬┐s activities.
Learning activities and methodology
This course tries to introduce students to Law through practical training. In this way it seeks to make law study easier and realistic without loss of accuracy and depth. Periodic assignments and exams help the student prepare for the final exam. Classes will be divided into Lectures (Large Group) and Discussion Sessions (Small Groups). 1. Lectures (Large Group). Professor explains the key points of each lesson. 2. Discussion Groups (Reduced Groups). Students should demonstrate their knowledge after completing their assignments (reading, exercises, multi choice any other programmed task). Some exams (scheduled or not) will be held during class. Scheduled exams will have an essay part (theoretical oriented) and a case to resolve.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Emilio Guichot Reina. Derecho de la Comunicación. Iustel. 2011
  • Enrique Linde Paniagua, José Maria Vidal Beltrán, Sara Medina González. Derecho audiovisual, 4ª ed.. Colex. 2011
  • Enrique Linde Paniagua, José María Vidal Beltrán. Código de Derecho Audiovisual. Colex. 2011
Additional Bibliography
  • Ana Azurmendi Adarraga. Derecho de la Comunicación. Bosch. 2011
  • Carmen Chinchilla Marín, Miguel Azpitarte (dirs.) . Estudios sobre la Ley de Comunicación Audiovisual. Aranzadi-Thomson. 2011
  • David Ortega Gutiérrez. El derecho de comunicación. Un estudio periodístico-jurídico. Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces. 2011
  • Mª Pilar Cousido González (dir.). Medios de comunicación, mensajes y derecho a la información. Colex. 2011

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.