Media Ethics and Medial Law – November 2019 Past Paper – KNEC Diploma

Journalism November 2019 Past Examination Question Paper – KNEC

This Past Paper examination was examined by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and it applies to the following courses

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THE KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

DIPLOMA IN PRINT JOURNALISM

DIPLOMA IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM

DIPLOMA IN DIGITAL JOURNALISM

MODULE I

NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING

1. (a) Explain five classes of law. (10 marks)
(b) Outline five functions of a media reporter. (10 marks)

2. (a) Explain five shortcomings of statute law, as a source of law in Kenya. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five ethical principles that a journalist should apply when seeking information from a source. (10 marks)

3. (a) Explain the importance of using pictures to broadcast and print media. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five reasons why journalists should observe law in the execution of their duties. (10 marks)

4. (a) Highlight four ways in which the media stakeholders regulate themselves. (8 marks)
(b) Explain six journalistic ethics that a responsible journalist applies in the execution of
his duties. (12 marks)

5. (a) Explain four sites in the interne where a journalist should avoid publishing defamatory
statements. (8 marks)
(b) Explain six ways in which freedom of the press may be enhanced in Kenya. (12 marks)

6. (a) Outline six contents of the constitution of Kenya, 2010. (12 marks)
(b) Explain four remedies that may be available to a claimant for wrongs committed by a journalist. (8 marks)

7. (a) Explain five ethical issues that negatively affect the practice of journalism. (10 marks)
(b) Explain five defences that may be pleaded by a journalist accused of infringing on a
copyright. (10 marks)

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