JLS 812 – MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS (2014)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

14/16 AHMADU BELLO WAY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

MARCH/APRIL 2014 EXAMINATION

 

COURSE CODE:         JLS 812                      

COURSE TITLE:        MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS

TIME ALLOWED:     3 HOURS

INSTRUCTION:          ANSWER QUESTION 1 & 2 AND ANY OTHER ONE

FROM 3, 4 AND 5

 

  1. Your newspaper house was indicted of publishing a defamatory news story concerning a public figure. As a media law professional and a staff of the newspaper house, discuss at least five points that your newspaper house can raise to defend the indictment in court of law. (30 Marks)

 

  1. You are the lead speaker in the orientation programme for the new reporters your media house just employed. As a professional on the field, discuss in your message how journalists can run afoul of law of contempt. (20 Marks)

 

  1. As a Media Law professional, a public figure sought your advice on how to establish that a news story against him/her is defamatory in law court. Explain to him/her at list four conditions that make the news story defamatory in a law court. (20 Marks)

 

  1. Write substantially on the following ethical theories:
  • Ethical Unitarians (5 Marks)
  • Ethical egoists (5 Marks)
  • Ethical pragmatism (5 Marks)
  • Devine command (5 Marks)

 

  1. (a) In which ways do laws relate to ethics? (5 Marks)

(b)          Why is it that only human beings are concerned with ethics? (10 Marks)

(c)           Establish the differences between Laws and Ethics. (5 Marks)

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