AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA.

ABSTRACT Media laws are not new to the journalism in Nigeria. What is new is the ways in which various governments and individuals try to hide under some of these laws to cripple the job of the Nigerian journalists. This is the main thrust behind this research which is centered on finding an evaluation of media laws on the practice of journalism in Nigeria with a view to unraveling those laws that tends to reduce the power of journalists. The study adopted the survey method using two hundred media personnel as its respondents. Findings from the study indicates that the Nigerian media landscape still groans under the hard effects of obnoxious media laws and this has also affected the moral and ethical standard of the profession.


TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Cover  Page …………………………………………………………………………..i

Title page .....................................................................................................................ii 

Declaration.. ……………………………………………………………………..…. iii 

Dedication ................................................................................................................. iv 

Approval…………..................................................................................................... v 

Acknowledgements ……………………...………………………………..……….. vii 

List of Contents………………………………………………………..….……..….viii 

Abstract ……………………………………………………………………………. ix 

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction       

1.1 Background of the Study………………………………………………………..1 

1.2  Statement of the Problem ……………………………………………………... 4

1.3  Objectives of the Study ………………………………………………………...4 

1.4  Research Questions …………………………………………………………….5 

1.5  Significance of the Study……………………………………………………… 5

1.6  Scope of the Study ……………………………………………………………..6 

1.7  Definition of Terms……………………………………………………………..6

CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review 

2.0 Preamble…………………………………………………………………………7

2.2 Theoretical frame work………………………………………………………….18 

CHAPTER THREE: Research Methodology 

3.1 Research Design …………………………………………………………………19 


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3.2 Population of the study…………………………………………………………..19 

3.3 Sample Size ……………………………………………………………………...19

3.4 Sampling technique………………………………………………………………19

3.5 Method of Data Collection …………………………………………………...…20

3.6 Method of Data Analysis………………………………………………………...21

CHAPTER FOUR: Data Presentation and Analysis 

4.1 Preamble  ………………………………………………………………………...22 

4.2 Analysis of Respondents’ Biodata……………………………………………….22 

4.3 Discussion of Findings / Answers to Research Questions ………………………34

CHAPTER FIVE: Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations 

5.1 Preamble …………………………………………………………………………37 

5.2 Summary of Findings ……………………………………………………………38

5.3 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..38

5.4 Recommendations ………………………………………………………………39

References ………………………………………………………………………….. 40

Appendix …………………………………………………………………………….41

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Sunday, M. & Grace, D (2018). AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-evaluation-of-media-laws-on-the-practice-of-journalism-in-nigeria

MLA 8th

Sunday, Micheal, and Dr Grace "AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA." Afribary. Afribary, 16 Oct. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/an-evaluation-of-media-laws-on-the-practice-of-journalism-in-nigeria. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

Sunday, Micheal, and Dr Grace . "AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA.". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Oct. 2018. Web. 19 Apr. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/an-evaluation-of-media-laws-on-the-practice-of-journalism-in-nigeria >.

Chicago

Sunday, Micheal and Grace, Dr . "AN EVALUATION OF MEDIA LAWS ON THE PRACTICE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA." Afribary (2018). Accessed April 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/an-evaluation-of-media-laws-on-the-practice-of-journalism-in-nigeria