Gains and Pains of Liberalization of Broadcasting in Nigeria: A Critical Assessment
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School of Communication and Information Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
Taking a swipe at common misapplications of concepts like deregulation, privatization, and commercialization in describing the contemporary situation of broadcasting in Nigeria, and arguing that the concept of liberalization best describes the current state of that industry in the country, the paper examines the benefits and problems that came in the wake of that epoch. And observing that the merits of liberalization outweigh their demerits, the paper recommends that the NBC should step up its regulatory role. And while calling on broadcast stations to restrict their signals to allotted frequencies, the paper also charges them to accord the greatest priority to educational programmes.
Broadcasting , Broadcast stations , National Broadcasting Commission , Deregulation , Privatization , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Other social sciences::Mass communication
Oketunmbi, E. (2006 & 2007). Gains and Pains of Liberalization of Broadcasting in Nigeria: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Communication and Society. School of Communication and Information Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye 1(2 &3), 51-62.