Law and Ethics in Blogs

Course Information
TitleΝομικό πλαίσιο, ηθική και δεοντολογία στα blogs και τη δημοσιογραφία των πολιτών / Law and Ethics in Blogs
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorElisavet Deligianni
Course ID140000272

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 68
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Mass CommunicationsElective Courses belonging to the otherSpring-5
JournalismElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Spring-5

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students: - Understand the characteristics of “New Media” and web 2.0 and familiarize with the new emerging participative culture and the phenomenon of citizen journalism - Learn New Media and Social Networks’ technical characteristics - Learn Νew Media constitutional and legal framework - Connect theory with practice by means of conducting written commentaries of courts’ decisions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The subject of this course is to study the phenomenon of citizens’ journalism, by means of new media and social networks which emerged and developped during the last ten years as a special socio-political movement. More specifically the course will focus on the following issues: I. History of new media and “citizens’ journalism”. II. New media and social networks' technical and communication characteristics III. Legal issues V. Citizen journalism's Ethics
citizen journalism, New Media, New media ethics, New Media legal framework, social networks
Educational Material Types
  • Book
  • scientific papers - international Courts' decisions
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
For the communication with students I use my e-mail. I also use Drop-box, slide-share, Academia edu and facebook in order to post any kind of scientific material.
Course Organization
Written assigments55
written / oral examinations in class 45
Student Assessment
(Obligatory) Written exam at the end of each semester. Students answer to 4 of the six questions given to them and have to write down a brief analysis of each one. (Optional). Students may conduct a written commentary of a National Broadcasting Authority’s decision, chosen from a list of decisions given to them, relative to the subject of the course. This written work is deposited at the end of the semester and may grant the student up to 3 points on his written exam grade, under condition that this grade is not inferior to 5/10. If the student prefers to present his work in class, he earns 1 point + on his written exam grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ε. Δεληγιάννη, Δίκαιο και Επικοινωνία στα ιστολόγια (blogs) και τα Νέα Μέσα, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη 2012, (483 σελ.)
Additional bibliography for study
– Γ. Λαζαράκος, Ανωνυμία και Διαδίκτυο, ΔiΜΕΕ 2/2005, 197. – Λ. Μήτρου, Το δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στην Κοινωνία της Πληροφορίας, σε Γ. Παπαδημητρίου, Το δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στην Κοινωνία της Πληροφορίας, – εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα 2006, 35. – Γ. Νούσκαλης, Πορνογραφία ανηλίκων; Τα κρίσιμα ζητήματα του άρθρου 348 Α ΠΚ, ΠοινΔικ 7/2006, 908. – Φ. Παναγοπούλου-Κούτνατζη, Περί της ελευθερίας των ιστολογίων, εκδόσεις – Σάκκουλα, Aθήνα 2010. – Μ. Παπαδόπουλος & Α. Καπώνη, Ψευδαισθήσεις και κινδυνολογία από την ανώνυμη και ψευδώνυμη επικοινωνία στο διαδίκτυο, ΔiΜΕΕ 4/2008, 478. – C. Atton & J. F. Hamilton, Alternative journalism, London: Sage Publications 2008. – C. Atton, Why alternative journalism matters, Journalism, Vol. 10 (3), 2009, 283. Ιστοσελίδες Online Journalism Review,
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