CCUDD: Communication, Culture, Democracy & Development in Nigeria

Welcome! I created this blog to engage issues around communication and the media in Nigeria--which is my area of teaching and research specialty--especially as they relate to the intersecting issues of culture, democracy and development. My primary audience are students and scholars of communication and its intersection with culture, democracy and development. Here I publish my opinions about the Nigerian media, and occasionally report my research efforts and those of some of my graduate students. Occasionally, I will post the abstracts of their works--with their permission. I feature guest writers on this blog. The picture above is that of swanger dancers from among the Tiv people of Nigeria. Happy reading, and please leave your comments. --Ayobami Ojebode.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Channels TV Closure: if it were FCC...

In the news in the last few weeks was the brush between National Broadcasting Commission and the state security services on one hand, and Channels TV and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the other. The matter has ended and Nigerians are forgetting it. I imagined what the US version of NBC would have done if Channels' sin was committed in America. I also recommended a major restructuring which could be a lasting solution to the continuous abuse of power by the NBC. My thoughts were published in the Thisday edition of Friday September 26. Click here to read more.


Deyo said...

Well said!

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