ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGES FACING JOURNALISTS ON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

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 brow beat the press. In the past during military dictatorships many journalists and reporters suffered all sorts of deprivations and depredations. When the military relinquished power to a democratically elected civilian government in May 1999, there was general relief owing to …READ MORE …

CHALLENGES OF CIRCULATION IN NEWSPAPER PRODUCTION IN NIGERIA

Newspaper circulation is gradually on the decline with newspapers organization now sold less copies. The problems are not far fetch as majority of Nigerian readers are poor in reading and finance thereby finding it difficult to buy a copy of newspaper at the rate of 150-200 naira daily. They resort to look for a newspaper stand to read freely or pay just a token amount of 20 to 50 naira to read as many newspapers as possible. Other contributing factor is the fact that people can now read news on a daily basis online. The study therefore, examined the challenges …READ MORE …