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Title:Nigeria's Membership in the OIC: Implications of Print Media Coverage for Peace and National Unity
Author:Yusuf, Salahudeen
Year:1999
Periodical:Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:19
Issue:2
Period:October
Pages:235-247
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:press
Islamization
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
nationalism
media
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602009908716439
Abstract:This paper examines the role of Nigerian newspapers in their coverage of religious matters in the print media. It also assesses the extent of their neutrality and objectivity as well as the relevance of their coverage. In particular, it focuses on the role of some selected Nigerian newspapers in the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) debate of 1986 which centred on Nigeria's membership of that organization. Ten newspapers published between 10 January and 26 February 1986 were sampled. They are classified into two categories: anti-OIC ('Sketch', 'Guardian', 'Tribune', 'Daily Star', 'Vanguard') and pro-OIC ('New Nigerian', 'Triumph'). It appears that the coverage in these newspapers not only contributed to the sensationalization of the issue but also led to its mystification. The author argues that the print media can only be taken seriously if it promotes positive, universal core values such as truth, objectivity, mutual trust and tolerance. Note, ref.
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