ISBN 9781920489007
Pages 134
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 2010
Publisher African Minds Publishers, South Africa
Format Paperback

Public Broadcasting in Africa Series: Nigeria

by Akin Akingbulu edited by AfriMAP

This report on the broadcast media in Nigeria finds that liberalisation efforts in the broadcasting sector have only been partially achieved. More than a decade after military rule, the nation still has not managed to enact media legislation that is in line with continental standards, particularly the Declaration on Freedom of Expression in Africa. The report, part of an 11-country survey of broadcast media in Africa, strongly recommends the transformation of the two state broadcasters into a genuine public broadcaster as an independent legal entity with editorial independence and strong safeguards against any interference from the federal government, state governments and other interests.

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About the Author

Akin Akingbulu

Akin Akingbulu is a media/communication consultant and Executive Director of the Institute for Media and Society in Lagos.

About the Editor

AfriMAP

The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to  monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Visit the AfriMAP website here.