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Press freedom in Nigeria

a critical analysis of salient issues

by Bayo Oloyede

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Published by Kunle Alayande Printing & Publ. in Ibara, Abeokuta [Nigeria] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria
    • Subjects:
    • Freedom of the press -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Government and the press -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Bayo Oloyede.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN5499.N5 O375 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination109 p. ;
      Number of Pages109
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL91248M
      ISBN 109782810150
      LC Control Number99201107
      OCLC/WorldCa37566983

      Promoting and Protecting Press Freedom & Freedom Of Expression In Nigeria Publication of Legislative Advocacy Book. In June, , Media Rights Agenda published a report in book form, documenting its experience in the legislative advocacy for the Freedom of Information bill. the journal with about 3, copies printed monthly and. RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE LAW OF DEFAMATION IN NIGERIA Imo J. Udofa Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria ABSTRACT Section 39(1) of the Constitution of Nigeria guarantees freedom of expression as a fundamental right. This right is also guaranteed under the UnitedFile Size: 36KB.

      Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, especially published materials, should be considered a right to be exercised freely. Such freedom implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state; its preservation may be sought through constitution or other legal protection and .   This constitution guarantees freedom of expression and of the press and speech, but Nigeria’s vibrant and flowing media region continues to face many attempts by state and nonstate enforcements to suppress political criticism and constrain journalists into silence. This is where the problem occurs in the country of Nigeria.

      Press Freedom in the United States: Hobbling a Champion of Global Press Freedom 1 Global Findings: Press Freedom’s Dark Horizon 3 Freedom of the Press Map 14 Regional Trends Middle East and North Africa 17 Asia-Pacific18 Eurasia 19 Sub-Saharan Africa 20 Americas 21 Europe 22 Notable Gains and Declines 23 Regional Rankings 24 ON THE COVERFile Size: 5MB. Nigeria is now one of West Africa’s most dangerous and difficult countries for journalists, who are often spied on, attacked, arbitrarily arrested or even killed. Two journalists have been shot dead while covering Islamic Movement in Nigeria protests – one in July and the other in January – without any proper investigation with the aim of identifying those responsible. The.


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Press freedom in Nigeria a critical analysis of salient issues by Bayo Oloyede. Published by Kunle Alayande Printing & Publ. in Ibara, Abeokuta [Nigeria]. Written in EnglishPages: As Ajibade (, p) has observed, given the situation in Nigeria and “the lack of constitutional guarantee for free press, it is obvious that there is no true press freedom in Nigeria.

What is guaranteed in Section 39 of the constitution is freedom of expression and freedom to own and operate mass media by: 2. The significance of press freedom in contemporary society and the attitudes of governments to freedom of expression and democratic practices have taken on a new garment since the end of the cold war.

In Africa, a strong awareness of the advantages of a free press and the inalienable rights of the people to unfettered communication has sparked Format: Paperback. COVID Resources.

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WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 library. This book investigates the relationship between Nigerian military governments and the Nigerian press in the context of press freedom over a period of twenty-three years.

The largely historical legal study focuses on four objectives to wit: to examine the laws (decrees and edicts) which defined the limits of press freedom during military rule in Nigeria; to draw together in one document the.

Press freedom in Nigeria must be defended – Punch Newspapers. Punch Editorial BoardAn uninspiring ranking of out of countries on the World Press Freedom Index highlights the. The press freedom in Nigeria was highlighted I chapter 9.

The book looked at the issue of press freedom, the need for it and why it should be encouraged. The case of Nigeria was looked at. The clamouring for the Freedom of Information bill in Nigeria which had dated back to many years until now when it has been passed.

Press Freedom in Africa This report is a publication of the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) which is the African Regional group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ): allowing the African journalists to take their destiny in their hands by.

Freedom of the press in Nigeria: Some fundamental issues. the press and freedom of speech are related components or subsets of the wider freedom. To worst the situation, Nigeria government were still allowing some laws that constitute threat to freedom of press among others to be in existence and as a matter of fact some of them are not directly aimed at the media, but which because of their sweeping nature, posed a threat to media practice and efforts calling for media law reforms that.

“New Media: The Press Freedom Dimension Challenges and Opportunities of New Media for Press Freedom” – to explore the emerging and rapidly evolving environment of press freedom created by the new electronic media.

It took place at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientifi c and Cultural OrganizationFile Size: KB. For there to be true press freedom in Nigeria groups Nigerian lawyers in general but LIM in particular would have to be proactive.

It should come out with suggestions on law reforms. This book examines these and other recent developments seen to represent a threat to press freedom on the African continent. Contributors to the volume take a comparative look at the situation in South Africa within a broader, global context of transitions to democracy and globalised marketization of the media, as well as inspecting specific.

The country consists of 36 states and its Federal Capital, Abuja. Freedom of Speech in Nigeria has been talked about for many years. Campaigns have been put in place against the government to come up with new laws that protect the people, and the press, to express their opinions and what they believe in.

Nigerian journalists on May 3, joined their counterparts worldwide to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, a date set aside by the United Nations General Assembly into apart from inform the general public on events and issues that affect them but to also let the people know that the media is a significant force in modern-day culture and politics.

This book investigates the relationship between Nigerian military governments and the Nigerian press in the context of press freedom over a period of twenty-three years. The largely historical legal study focuses on four objectives to wit: to examine the laws (decrees and edicts) which defined the limits of press freedom during military rule in Nigeria; to draw together in one document the Pages: The recent ranking of Nigeria as th out of countries on World Press Freedom Index is not cheering.

The index, compiled by an international non-governmental organisation, Reporters Sans. Democratic society lacking complete press freedom are at a risk of falling victim to violence, and also increase violation of human rights in Nigeria.

Neglect of press freedom can also aggravate national disaster, as demonstrated by experience in South Africa in Without the freedom of the press the Nigeria democracy will not survive.

Nigeria has dropped one place to th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders.

Press freedom has become one of the major challenges facing Journalism practice in the world. This paper explores the factors hindering press freedom in Nigeria using some relevant examples.

The researcher used the qualitative method of research; using secondary data comprising of books and journals. The study is embedded on social responsibility theory.Path to Nigerian Freedom In Obafemi Awolowo Awolowo also wrote the influential Path to Nigerian Freedom (), in which he made his case for the need of a federal form of government in an independent Nigeria to safeguard the interests of each ethnic nationality and region and to create a sustainable basis for Nigerian unity.

Press freedom has historically been a contentious issue in many African countries. Since the inception of this index inmany African countries have struggled to climb up the ranks.