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LAW 310 Media Law: Reading list

LAW 310 Media Law

Department: Bachelor of Law

Module Description: The module covers essential legal aspects of media including establishment and regulation of the press, press freedom and protection of journalists and their sources of information, regulatory framework in the UAE, social media and internet regulation. It also discusses the duties and legal liabilities of journalists, defamation and related torts, cyber safety and digital security.

Module texts

The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law prepared purposefully for this particular module.

  • Mike Dodd & Mark Hanna, McNae's Essential Law for Journalists, (24th ed., Oxford UP, 2018)

  • Thomas Gibbons, Media Law in the United Kingdom, 3rd ed. (Wolters Kluwer, 2018)

  • Matt J. Duffy, Media Law in the United Arab Emirates, 2nd New ed.  (Kluwer Law International; 2018)

  • David Manga and Lorna E. Gillies (eds), The Legal Challenges of Social Media (Edward Elgar, 2017)

  • Peter Carey, Media Law, (5th ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2010)

Recommended readings

  • Marc Franklin, David Anderson, Lyrissa B. Lidsky & Amy Gaida, Media Law: Cases and Materials, 9th ed. (University Casebook Series, 2016)

  • Robert Trager (ed), The Law of Journalism and Mass Communication, 6th ed. (CQ Press, 2017)

  • Ashley Messenger, Media Law: A Practical Guide (Revised ed.) (Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, 2019)

  • Carmen Maye, Roy L. Moore and Erik L. Collins, Advertising and Public Relations Law, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2019)

  • Kathryn L. Ossain, Social Media and the Law (Practising Law Institute, 2019)

  • Ryan Garcia and Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Social Media Law in a Nutshell, 1st ed. (West Academic Publishing, 2017)

  • Federica Giovanella, Copyright and Information Privacy: Conflicting Rights in Balance (Edward Elgar, 2017)

  • Andres Guadamuz, Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2011)

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