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JNL315   Free Speech and Censorship   (20 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F6


The subjects of freedom of speech and censorship have been at the forefront of philosophical and political debate for centuries. For journalists debates about these issues are central to their obligations and role in democratic societies. The module will explore the history and theory of freedom and speech and censorship, framing it in both historical and contemporary contexts relating to the development of journalism and the wider media in Britain.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 167.0
Lecture 11.0
Seminar 22.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Course Work 0.0 100 % S1