THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN PROMOTING DEMOCRATIC

  1. Introduction 

1.1       Background to the Study

Access to information is essential to the health of democracy for at least two reasons. First, it ensures that citizens make responsible, informed choices rather than acting out of ignorance or misinformation. Second, information serves a “checking function” by ensuring that elected representatives uphold their oaths of office and carry out the wishes of those who elected them.

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UTILIZATION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR REPUTATION BUILDING IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background to the Study

Public relations unlike advertisement and other Marking Mix, Place all it efforts in building good image, name and public confidence in the mind of various publics dealing with the organization. Public relations did not only see to create good reputation and good image for the products and services of the organization it serve, but also ensure good reputation and image of the workers and management of the organization.

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ROLE OF TELEVISION IN CREATING RELIGIOUS HARMONY IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Background to the Study

Religion fanaticism has been a recurring issue in Nigerian society and one can wonder if there can be a permanent end to it. Towards solving the problems of religious crisis and creating religion harmony in Nigerian society, television broadcast has been identified as one of the panacea as to curb it effect in the society.

According to Ekueme (2011), television has the responsibility to inform the people of the state about the daily event which can affect their lives. It also has the responsibility to educate and entertain, project local cultures and some as a unifying factor through programmes relevant to the needs for its audience”. Continue reading →

ROLE OF RADIO BROADCAST STATIONS AS WATCHDOG AGAINST CHILD ABUSE IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background of the Study

Child abuse and child labour has represents one of the most dehumanizing forms of human rights abuse in Nigeria. Top on the hat of the slavery-like practices in Nigeria against children is child abuse and trafficking. Combating child abuse has gathered considerable momentum over the years with increased political awareness regarding the phenomenon, as illustrated by the localized adoption and ratification of international standards and important commitments undertaken in international conference by different states.

In 2002, the African union reaffirmed its commitment to combat child abuse. It identified the elimination of human trafficking as an operational priority. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in 2001 developed strategies to fight child abuse for exploitative labour purposes in West and Central Africa. In Africa, the first commitment to combat trafficking is exemplified in Africa charter on the right or welfare of the child (1990). Continue reading →

ASSESSMENT OF LEGAL IMPLICATION ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BROADCASTING IN NIGERIA

Introduction

The study of broadcasting regulation started to creep into the edges of the media studies curriculum. This wind of change should be welcomed, because it will aid the apprehension of the major forces that shape the communication environment. However, globalization in the face of specialization necessitated probes in sections of the society by scholars in the different areas. That is why media scholars cannot do without looking at issues as they concern media practices. An appraisal of the statutes of regulation of the Nigerian broadcast industry is pertinent at this period when the whole world is talking about digitization of broadcasting. Continue reading →

EFFECT OF TOBACCO ADVERTISEMENT AND ITS USES IN MOVIES ON YOUTH SMOKING HABIT

CHAPTER ONE
1.0       INTRODUCTION

1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

In the United States of America for instance there are standing agreements with the cigarette companies to place their product in movies or television programmes but surprisingly, the amount of smoking in U.S. films has increased significantly since the settlement agreement was signed in 1998. Continue reading →

ROLE OF MASS MEDIA ON THE ACCEPTABILITY OF CANDIDATE DURING ELECTION IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE

1.1 INTRODUCTION

Information is an essential tool for ensuring good democratic governance in a nation state. As a matter of fact, an effective instrument through which the populaces get enlightened about the activities of government as well as actions or inactions of people in the society.

However, information can be disseminated through some equipment which mass communication parlance are regarded as the “mass media”. Mass media according to Head and Sterling (1982) are those means of communication that use of technology to reach large parts of the population almost simultaneously with the kinds of news and entertainment that ordinary people find attractive and at a price that ordinary people can afford to pay. Continue reading →

The Press and Democratic Governance in Nigeria

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background to the Study

The press and democratic governance in Nigeria” is a topic chosen for this study due to the heed that is perceived that the press efforts towards entering good governance has been communize of not heard of it at all. The need to expose the brilliant efforts if journalists, media outputs and their unprecedented sacrifice towards ensuring that the citizens get good qualitative government, motivate this writing efforts of the early “pen pushers” that is journalists who have been able to serve the government right on the area of discharging their duties to the citizens of Osun state, Nigeria are not appreciated.

Obviously, laws of the past military government in Nigeria against the press in Nigeria gave credence to the stringency of the efforts of the people of the “forth estate of the realm”. Against the laws the Nigerian press still performs their “watch-dog” functions of informing the citizens by feeding them with information scooped out of unwilling duty leaders. Continue reading →

ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN ELECTORAL PROCESS AND COVERAGE OF POLITICAL PARTIES ACTIVITIES

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background to the Study

Mass media play a crucial role in fostering an environment of good governance and political awareness in society. As the watchdog and interpreter of public issues and events, the media has a special role in every society. In information-based society; the media have a disproportionately visible and influential role says International Foundation for Election Systems, (2011).

IFES (2011) added that democracy cannot exist in the absence of the press. This is because democracy is based on popular will and popular opinion depends on the public’s awareness and knowledge. It is the mass media that bridges up, promotes and propagates public awareness. Continue reading →

IMPACT OF RADIO POLITICAL ADVERTISING ON THE VOTING BEHAVIOUR OF THE RURALITES DURING ELECTIONS

1.0       INTRODUCTION

1.1       BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

It is obvious that the last half of the twenty first century witnessed a rival of radical political change that has swept across the frontiers of most modern nations of the world.  A result of this change is the emergence of socio-cultural variety and political pluralism. Nwosu, (2003).

Basically, politics is about power, but the struggle for power results in conflicts and competitions.  Thus, under the girdling political practice is the struggle for power which creates disagreement and conflict.  Nevertheless, the effects of politics which are conflicts and disagreement are never permanent and must be managed for the improvement of the society to be achieved. Continue reading →

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