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Title:Media Accountability and Democracy in Nigeria, 1999-2003
Author:Olukoyun, Ayo
Year:2004
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:47
Issue:3
Period:December
Pages:69-90
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:corruption
democracy
mass communication
Politics and Government
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1514943
Abstract:This article discusses the role of the media in Nigeria's Fourth Republic between 1999 and 2003. Employing a case study approach, it analyses the media's role in insisting on accountability and decency in Nigeria's notoriously corrupt public life. In particular, it examines two cases of media advocacy of accountable government, namely those affecting former Speaker of the House Salisu Buhari and former Senate President Chuba Okadigbo. The media's crusade ran against the country's geopolitical divisions and revived the debate on the national question as well as the media's own morality. The article draws on both primary and secondary data to examine the media's role in an emergent democracy. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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