EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIA LAW IN NIGERIA

            All over the world government regulates various fields of human endeaour. Thus, banking, education, health care delivery, hotels and so on, are regulated. This means these industries are provided with basic structures for their operation. The mass media industry is equally regulated. However, because of the peculiar nature of the mass media as vehicles for free expression, which is a fundamental human right, government is careful to regulate the media only to the extent consistent with the expectations of a democratic society. Thus, over-regulation of the media will stifle free expression and give rise to underground press and even …READ MORE …

ANALYZING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDIA LAW IN NIGERIA

The study analyzing the effectiveness of media law in Nigeria with a particular focus on Journalists in Lagos State. The right of citizens to know what is happening in the corridor of government is one of the factors that drives journalists while a tool used by the government to restrict journalists is to classify some documents and information as “Official Secret Act”, “National Security” and “Internal Interest”. These are used to cloak the government’s illegal spying activities. The study was anchored on Social Responsibility Theory, Source Credibility Theory and Democratic Participant Theory. Survey research method was used while 186 copies …READ MORE …