Media and Information Technology Law

Media and Information Technology Law

Media Law

Media and Mass Media, Its Purposes and Role, Forms of Media- Electronic Media and Print Media, A Brief History of Media Laws and Regulations;  Article 39 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Newsmen, Provisions of Appointment, Working Hours, Leave Procedure for Working Journalists, Medical Care, Fixations of Wages, Offences and Penalties of newspaper employees, Existing Wage Boards,   Freedom of Expression, Media and Good Governance, Media and Corruption, Sensitization of Media for Good Governance, Yellow Journalism and Embedded Journalism; Reasons and Way outs for Prevention of Yellow Journalism, Media Aggression, Press Syndicates and NGO’s, Press Reforms in Bangladesh, Government Policies of Private & Satellite TV Channels: Procedure of Issuing Licence, Autonomy of Bangladesh Radio, Television: Problems and Prospect, Regulatory Agencies of Broadcast Media, Presence of International Media in Bangladesh-Satellite TV Channels in Bangladesh and their Regulations,

Film: Bangladesh Film Censor Board, Certification of Films, Suspension of Certificate, Decertification of Certified Films, 8 Instructions for the Examination of Films, Penalty, Some Case Laws, The Right to Information Act: An Evaluation;

Information Technology Law:

Concept of IT, ICT, Internet, Digitalization, Cyberspace, http, web and www, Concept of Media of Communication, Electronic Contract, Addressee, Originator , the relation of the Contract Act ,1872 with Electronic Contract, Electronic Record, Data, Data Message, Globalization and  ICT:- Its Future and Application, the Characteristics of Cyber Space and the Process which Influence Law Making, Customary Laws on Cyber Space, Dispute Resolution in Cyber Space, Liability in Cyber Space, Developing Legal System and Good Moral for the Internet, Intellectual Property Rights in Digital Information, Online Banking and e-commerce, Computer Hacking, Cyber Offences, Cyber Tribunal, Cyber Appellate Tribunal, Telecommunication Laws and Regulations: Establishment etc. of Commission, Power of Commission, Licence for Telecommunication, Internet etc, Exclusive Authority of Commission to issue Licence and Its Procedure, Conditions of Licence, Cancellation and Suspension of Licence, Provisions relating to Receipt and Disposal of Consumer-Complains, Penalty for sending False Message etc. by using Radio or Telecommunication, Penalty for Sending Obscene, Indecent Message etc, Recent Directives of Bangladesh Supreme Court, Offences and Penalties, Flow of Information , Access to Information and Confidentiality right to access information, Tele Taping Laws and Provisions;

Relevant Laws:

1.    The Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

2.    The Printing Presses and Publications (Declaration and Registration) Act, 1973

3.    The Press Council Act, 1974

4.    The Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance,1979

5.    The Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1974

6.    The Penal Code, 1860

7.    The Code of Criminal Procedure,1898

8.    The Official Secrets Act, 1923

9.    The Contempt of Court Act, 1926

10.   The Special Power Act, 1974

11.   Bangladesh Television Authority Ain 2001

12.   Bangladesh Betar  Authority Ain 2001

13.   The Censorship of Films Act, 1963

14.   The Bangladesh Censorship of Films Rules, 1977

15.   The Cinematograph Act, 1918

16.   Bangladesh Telecommunication (Amendment) Act, 2006

17.   The telegraph Act, 1885

18.   The wireless telegraph Act, 1933

19.   The Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006

20.   The ICT Policy of Bangladesh, 2002

21. The Telecommunication Act, 2001

22. The Right to Information Act, 2009

Books recommended:

(Also Additional Books, Journal Articles, Contemporary cases, materials form Websites will be discussed by the Course Teacher Concerned)