Checking date: 10/07/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Information Law
Bachelor in Journalism (Plan: 383 - Estudio: 212)

Coordinating teacher: HERNANDEZ SAN JUAN, ISABEL

Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


1. Understading the legal framework for media professionals. 2. Ability to deal with basic legal concepts related to the fundamental rights of communication, media law and professional regulation. 3. Approach to legal institution and language.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND INFORMATION 1. Constitutional grounds of the right to freedom of expression and information. 2. Legal framework of Media Law. 3. Fundamental rights system. 4. Fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information. 5. Guarantees and limits of freedom of expression and information. 6. Limits on the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information (I): personality rights. 7. Limits on the fundamental rights to freedom of expression and information (II): limits from other constitutional interests. 8. Regulation of journalistic activities and professionals. II. LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF TRADITIONAL AND NEW MEDIA 9. The Spanish audiovisual sector. 10. Regulation of mass media (I): press, radio and internet. 11. Regulation of mass media (I): television 12. Contents of the communication (I): General framework 13. Contents of the communication (II): Regulation for particular contents and collectives
Learning activities and methodology
The learning process is based on a practice-oriented education. Therefore, regular lectures will be supplemented with in-class analysis and discussion of cases and materials, which will facilitate the understanding and application of the legal concepts. The teaching activities are divided into "lecture type" sessions (for the whole group) and case-oriented sessions or discussion groups (in small rooms). The activities carried out in small groups are subject to the "on-going" or continuing evaluation during the course. 1. In the lecturing sessions, the professor will present the main concepts and ideas, pertaining to each of the units or lessons in which the syllabus is divided. 2. Case-oriented sessions will provide a practical approach to the different topics, through the analysis and discussion of real cases or selected reading materials. In the small groups, the curricular activities might also include "multiple choice" tests or other types of exams, covering a part of the course program. Those activities will be duly announced by the professor in the "Aula Global" website. Mentoring will be at the time and under the conditions determined by the teacher in Aula Global.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • M. Asunción Torres López; J. M. Souvirón Morenilla; M. J. Rozados Oliva. Elementos para el estudio del Derecho de la Comunicación. Tecnos. 2019
  • Santiago Rodríguez Bajón. Manual de Derecho de la Comunicación Audiovisual. Aranzadi-Thomson. 2019
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Andres Boix Palop (dir). Regulación y control sobre contenidos audiovisuales en España. Marcial Pons. 2017
  • BOIX PALOP, Andrés. Derecho de la comunicación. Iustel . 2022 (6ª ed.)
  • M. Luisa Balaguer Callejón. Derecho de la Comunicación. Tecnos. 2013
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
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