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Course Venue:

Lecture Room 1

College of Humanities and Social Sciences



Lower Block 1

College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Schedule

10 AM: 
11 AM
11 AM: 
12 PM
7 PM: 
8 PM
8 PM: 
9 PM
9 PM: 
10 PM
11 AM: 
12 PM
Course Code: 
JCO 2102
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course considers the range of laws, national and international, that affect journalists and the media. It explores the national justice and legal systems including the court structure; the democratic principles of freedom of expression, freedom of the press/media, accountability, transparency, and the public’s right to know; regulatory mechanisms for the media and the various laws and international instruments that limit or enable journalists’ freedom of expression; regulation of journalistic practice and the media industry; and the legal implications of state versus self-regulation.  

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course the student will be able to:1.  Understand the laws that govern journalism and media practice in Uganda.2.  Engage in informed debates about the impact of media laws on journalistic freedoms.3.  Defend his/her position about the legitimacy of various media laws and regulations.4.  Apply international standards to Uganda’s media laws and regulations  

Media and Communication Law
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