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

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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 RADIO CAMPAIGN AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study

Crime has become one of the greatest obstacles to the better realization of democratic governance and the much acclaimed millennium development goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.

The country is being bedevilled by all forms of crime, which range from simple acts of thefts, burglary and verbal assault to serious acts of robbery, economic and financial crime ethnic and religious disturbance “cultism and sexual harassment in institutions of learning youths restiveness and trafficking of human beings. Continue reading

ANALYSIS OF THE ROLES OF MASS COMMUNICATION IN RURAL INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT

CHAPTER ONE

1.0     Introduction

1.1     Background to the Study

Mass communication is the process by which a person, group of people, or large organization creates a message and transmits it through some type of medium to a large, anonymous, heterogeneous audience. This implies that the audiences of mass communication are mostly made up of different cultures, behavior and belief systems. Mass communication is regularly associated with media influence or media effects, and media studies. Mass communication is a branch of social science that falls under the larger umbrella of communication studies of communication Continue reading

COMPARISON OF THE USAGE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS BY COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

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