INFLUENCE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT ON JOURNALISM PRACTICE

There are legal and social problems that have continued to restrain the Nigerian journalists from adequate and effective news reporting. These laws are meant to dictate to journalists what they should and should not publish. Whether in a military or a civilian government, these laws are always there to serve the objectives of the powers that be and to browbeat the press. It is this perception that the research examines the influence of freedom of information Act on journalism practices in Nigeria particularly among journalists in Osun State since it was accented by the Former President Goodluck Jonathan administration. The …READ MORE …