ROLES OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) AND COMPETENCY ON MEDIA PRACTITIONERS

CHAPTER ONE

  • Introduction

1.1       Background to the Study

Internet is the worldwide system of interconnected network of more than one computer with the ability to share and exchange files and data from one place to another irrespective of geographical location and time.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) which according to a great Canadian English Professor Marshall McLuhan ,described as what has changed the world into a global village by compressing the world into a single electronic room where information from nooks and crannies of the world can be exploited and disseminated or exchanged within a twinkle of an eye. Continue reading

ROLES OF BROADCAST MEDIA ON FAMILY PLANNING MATTERS IN RURAL NIGERIA SOCIETIES

INTRODUCTION

Giving birth is something in which mankind and animals are equal. But rearing the young, and especially educating them for many years is something which is a unique gift and responsibility of a man. It is for this reason that it is important for human beings to put emphasis on caring for children and the ability to look after them properly, rather than thinking only about the number of children and the ability to give birth. For it often happens that man’s ability to give birth is greater than their ability to bring up the children (Julius Neyerere cited in Centre for Disease Control 1983). Continue reading

ROLE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS IN GENDER CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN AN ORGANIZATION

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  • Background to the Study

Gender is a general term that refers to girls, boys, women and men. Gender can also be defined to include the roles of males and females in the society. A gender perspective in conflict would look at the way in which the considerations of these different groups of people will be dealt with during the transitional justices’ process. Female’s experience of conflict and transitions however differ from males due to gendered patterns that define different roles and experiences during both conflict and post- conflict. Whenever there is interaction between two individuals, there are chances of difference of opinion. Gender and conflict then, refers to the ways women and men are affected in times of conflict. Continue reading

READERS’ PERCEPTION ON THE USE OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA PRINT MEDIA

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background of the Study

            The Longman Dictionary of contemporary English (1985), defines languages as “the system of expression by means of word” a particular system of word as used by a people or nation or “a system of signs, movements and so on used to express meanings or feelings” or “a particular style or manner of expression such as in poetic language”.

            Language can also be defined as “a communicative system consisting of formal unit that are integrated through processes of combination”. Bonvillain, (2000). On his part, Omojuyigbe (2004) describes language as “a series of sounds strung together in groups to convey meanings to listeners”. From the various definition of language, one can infer that language is an integral part of human behavior and it serves as the primary means of interaction between people. Continue reading

NIGERIAN NEWSPAPERS AND THE COVERAGE OF HUMAN RIGHT

CHAPTER ONE

1.0    Introduction

1.1    Background to the study

          Philip Klapt (2002). Observes that during the 1990s, human rights issues became more prominent, both in public policy and public opinion. Many governments officially incorporated human rights principles in their policy frameworks, with legal implications. Many international institutions (notably the United Nations agencies) ‘mainstreamed’ human rights.

             The media reflected this upsurge of interest in its coverage of human rights stories. Today the mass media make reference to human rights in their coverage more often and more systematically. Continue reading

MASS MEDIA AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BENCHMARKING SOCIALIZATION AND AGENDA MAKING PROCESS OF THE NIGERIA MEDIA TOWARDS THE NIGERIA VISION 2020

INTRODUCTION

            The media plays a big role in the achievement of the Nigeria vision 2020. The Nigeria Vision 2020 is the country’s development programme covering the period 2008 to 2020. Its main aim is to make Nigeria an industrialized country, the quality of life of its citizens by the year 2020. This is based on three pillars:

  • the economic pillar,
  • the social pillar and
  • the political pillar.

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IMPACT OF SATELITE TELEVISION ON NIGERIA YOUTHS

CHAPTER ONE

1.0       Introduction

1.1       Background to the Study

The role of technological development in society has long been an interesting area and an important intellectual issue for both academics and researchers. The influence of technological development is changing the present world very rapidly. Changes are taking place in all spheres of life and ultimately changing the social and cultural belief systems. Technological advancement is the one which is playing a major role for this change. Continue reading