Purpose of the Course
There is no doubt that media wield considerable power over the way society live. Whenever people or a group of people have power to influence the behavior and lives of others, ethical obligation become imperative. This course is therefore an interplay between the media law (rights and freedoms that media practitioners enjoy) and ethics (professional obligations and responsibilities they have to be conscious of while expediting their rights).Emphasis shall be in the legal privileges and legal limitations affecting journalists in their practice as well as ethical dilemmas they face on a day to day operation using various media platform such as: broadcast, print media, public relations or advertising, entertainment, digital platforms but also about Christian commitment as communicators. This course will help students to explore what is right and good about communication and media practice; to understand freedom and responsible professionalism from a Christian worldview; and to gain a working knowledge of Kenya media law.
- Teacher: Clayton Peel