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Mass media in Nigerian democracy

Mass media in Nigerian democracy

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Published by Stirling-Horden Publishers in Lagos .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mass media -- Political aspects -- Nigeria,
  • Mass media policy -- Nigeria,
  • Democracy -- Nigeria

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Fred I.A. Omu, Godwin Ehiarekhian Oboh.
    ContributionsOmu, Fred I. A., Oboh, Godwin Ehiarekhian.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP92.N5 M38 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 329 p. :
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24072809M
    ISBN 109780321691
    ISBN 109789780321697
    LC Control Number2008435850

    A magazine feature from Beauty Parade from March stereotyping women drivers. A fatwa calling for her beheading was issued by the mullahs of northern Nigeria, but was declared null and void by the relevant religious authorities in Saudi Arabiaand the Obasanjo faced an international public relations smearing especially within journalistic circles in the aftermath, which was not helped by the Amina Lawal controversy which had occurred prior to the riots, which had seen over dead. Due to over exposure to internet activities, as they visit one website or another, downloading all sorts of applications, games, videos, irrespective of age restriction, they become victims of harmful contents online. Homeworks and general studies are no longer as daunting and challenging as before.

    Both Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr. An example of Riel and Neil's theory. This theory states that audience members play an active, rather than passive role in relation to mass media. A main concern is that due to this extreme power of the mass media, portraying inaccurate information could lead to an immense public concern.

    This study therefore investigated the role of Nigerian mass media in electioneering campaigns using general elections as a case study. You may improve this sectiondiscuss the issue on the talk pageor create a new articleas appropriate. This however was not the case as the rule was violated as many state radio stations acquired powerful transmitters which could be picked beyond their territory; they also established more radio stations especially the FM station. For us, the lesson to take home from the American experience is that in building an enduring democratic culture, politicians are bound to make mistakes, but they must be allowed to learn through the correction of such mistakes.


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Mass media in Nigerian democracy book

This sums up to an overall value of around 5, bil USD. It was published by Rev. It would be put to him by the EFCC that he had received stolen money. However, instead of being merely a result of the TV, the effect is often based on socioeconomic factors.

By understanding mass media, one is then able to analyse and find a deeper understanding of one's population and culture. From the Author. Due to over exposure to internet activities, as they visit one website or another, downloading all sorts of applications, games, videos, irrespective of age restriction, they become victims of harmful contents online.

During that period, official persecution and prosecution of pressmen by the colonial bureaucracy were relatively few and press freedom was not seriously threatened in any of the British West African colonies.

Johannes Gutenberg 's invention of the printing press allowed the mass production of books to sweep the nation. The Presidential Campaigns in Nigeria were heavily reported by all arms of the media but television towered above the rest on account of the presentations that yanked the emotions of Nigerians.

When it is this bad and democracy becomes a fugitive in its own land, it is the Fourth Estate that is called to offer asylum, given that at most times, the free press or media generally, retains the capacity to act independently to cover the huge hole created by the abdication of the legislature and judiciary.

The term "mass media" was coined with the creation of print media, which is notable for being the first example of mass media, as we use the term today. Their images and speeches became news worthy while their manifesto resonated with the party lines and the electorates few of whom were literate enough to read and write.

An example given by the website WiseGeek is that "the residents of a community might view their fight against development as critical, but the story would only attract the attention of the mass media if the fight became controversial or if precedents of some form were set".

Their ability to effectively discharge such duties depends, to a large extent, on the society, historical factors and the constitutional provisions of the press to operate fully. The media, therefore, must educate Nigerians on the need to always support democracy, to make it work and for us to have an enduring culture of democracy in the new millennium.

Television is a common experience, especially in places like the United States, to the point where it can be described as a "homogenising agent" S.

Mass media

Audio recording and reproduction Sound recording and reproduction is the electrical or mechanical re-creation or amplification of soundoften as music. A "computer game" or " PC game " refers to a game that is played on a personal computer.

Definition of terms 1. They are his extension. However, while the intrinsic nature of the indigenous forms of communication endows them with "a high degree of credibility and acceptance by the people" Ranganath, ; Adhikarya,the attitude of Third World peoples toward the modern mass media are not yet clear.

This study explores Nigerians Attitude toward the role of mass media i. Then in May,the former western region established its own radio station and on August 28, witnessed the passage of a bill which gave the Federal Government complete control of the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation NBC. In the view of some individual, mass media as not been able to meet up with there role of upholding democracy in the country.

It is even the most popular form of electronic communication and undoubtedly the most beneficiary interactive hub for most teens around the globe. However the concepts may be well applicable to the media of other African country and the world at large.May 05,  · It also examines the contributions of the mass media to Nigeria politics.

The research also examines how well is the relationship between the government and the mass media in Nigeria politics, and how well do the mass media inform the public about the activities of the government and about the political activities in Nigeria.

Until the s most publications were government-owned, but private papers such as the Nigerian Tribune, The Punch, Vanguard, and the Guardian continued to expose public and private scandals. Laws related to the media, including newspapers, are scattered across various pieces of legislature.

This Study Brings To The Fore The Precarious Predicament Of The Mass Media Of A Country Whose Political Culture Is Characterised By Divergent And Powerful Interest Groups With Insatiable Political And Economic Demands On The Larger Political Entity. It Demonstrates How Nigeria`S Development As A Nation State Has Similarily Influenced The Way And Manner Of The Organisation, Administration And.

While the Nigerian media has generally played a commendable role in times of national stress, challenges and victories, it is my considered opinion that our mass media practitioners need to make a.

Aug 20,  · Imperatives of the Mass Media in the sustenance of Democracy in Nigeria from By: Idumange John Abstract The mass media are often referred to as the fourth branch of government because of the power they wield and the oversight function they exercise.

Get free Research Paper on the role of nigerian mass media in electioneering campaigns. our project topics and materials are suitable for students in Nigeria with case studies in pdf, doc. The importance, how to, effect causes relationship, comparison, history, role, solutions are discussed.