AN EXPLORATION OF BROADCAST MEDIA REGULATION IN NIGERIA

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Okechukwu Chukwuma

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This paper is an exploration of broadcast regulation in Nigeria with a focus on how broadcasting is regulated in the country including the activities of the National Broadcasting Commission concerning its broadcast regulatory role. The main approach adopted for the study was document research while the survey was used as a supporting method that enabled administering a questionnaire to selected persons in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Findings from the review and survey indicated that broadcasting in Nigeria was regulated to the extent the audience receives the appropriate messages. This has been done to a significant extent by the regulatory authority of the country. As a regulatory body, particularly for broadcasting, the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria has continued to ensure that broadcast contents are properly regulated in line with international best practices and that defaulters are met with sanctions in line with the provisions of the broadcasting codes.


Keywords: Broadcast, regulation, Nigeria, National Broadcasting Commission, media.

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