Legal Aspects of Social Media.

Course Details

  • Date Tue, 18th April 2023
  • Time 14:00 to 16:30
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • LocationOnline via Zoom
  • Trainers Sarah Kieran, Media Lawyer

Course Aims

This course will look at the use of social media by radio stations to :

  • generate listener interaction with on-air programming, and
  • source on-air and website content, is now ubiquitous in the radio broadcasting industry

In addition to this, the course is designed to raise participants awareness of :

  • the legal risks and risk management protocols for using social media to generate listener interaction with on-air programming;
  • the legal risks and risk management protocols for sourcing on-air and website content from social media;
  • personal liability and responsibilities of station personnel for their activities on personal social media accounts; and
  • the role, purpose and necessity for in-house social media policies in radio stations.

Course Content

The course will cover the following :

  • Media law and how it applies to creating digital content
  • Defamation
  • Privacy Law
  • Data Protection
  • Copyright Law
  • Advertisting rules and content
  • Practical examples and problem solving



Sarah Kieran, Principal, MediaLawyer

Who is this content for?

This course is aimed at all of those using social media to distribute or create content across the sector.

Training Method

The course is delivered online over Zoom for 2.5 hours.

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