Our Archives

Call 08068929770 or 08122972656 for any enquiries.

Project Topic:

BROADCAST MEDIA AND FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA. (A CASE STUDY OF NTA AND RAYPOWER FM ABUJA).

Project Information:

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 79 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references ::   1,627 people found this useful

Project Body:

CHAPTER ONE

  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1   BACKGROUND OF STUDY

The Media represent an essential and integral part of democratic process in any political community. Their statutory functions of enlightenment, education and entertainment have placed them on a pedestal of alertness and vigilance such that they have become an indispensable part of social governance. As whistle blowers, they inform the populace, set agenda for social discourse and hold public opinion through their editorial comments, public opinion corner and opinion articles.

Through their watch dog oversight, they bring to the public space shoddy deals of government which in most cases violate the basic freedoms of the people. It is through these checks that the principles of good governance are respected. (Oboh, 2014).  

This at variance with the Authoritarian media theory which harps on the absolute protection of the State and its paraphernalia by the media at all time. Indeed, it is the libertarian theory that empowers the media to be on the side of the people, bring government officials to scrutiny for accountability and ensure the efflorescence of a democratic etiquette. This paper derives its inspiration from the above theory.

The salient thing we have to understand about the media is that, it is the windows that enable us to see beyond our immediate surroundings, interpreters that help us make sense of experience, platforms or carries that convey information interactive communication that includes audience feedback, signposts that provide us with instructions (Oboh & Onu, 2008). Through a mosaic of media propaganda and threats, colonialism penetrated precolonial African political economy, and integrated it into the global capitalist economy only visible in its subservience.

In fact, in 1851, the Nigerian Broadcasting Service, the month piece of the colonial state used the radio to stress the need for the public to participate in the implementation of the government’s policies and programmes for development and facelift (Oboh, 2014).

Conversely, the media became a veritable tool of anti-colonial struggles in Africa. In Nigeria, right from 1859 when Iwe Irohin was established to the 1960s, an avalanche of newspapers emerged such as the popular West African Pilot in 1937 by Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nigeria Tribune in 1949 by Obafemi Awolowo, Lagos Weekly Record in 1890 by John Pagne Jackson, and the African Messenger in 1914 by Ernest Ikoli. These newspapers were unrelenting in highlighting and condemning the exploitative tendencies and fallacies of colonial rule.

Today, with the advent of globalization and its concomitant social media, such platforms such as the internet, YouTube, and GSM information is made easy and almost placed at the doorstop of people. These phenomena have shattered the opacity in governance and subjected everything to microscopic scrutiny. This is not strange because the internet is trumpeted as the newest and best for increased democratic involvement and participation, and emboldens ‘citizens journalism or participatory journalism (Tsaaior & Agina, 2011). Looking at the vital role of the Media, to gag it becomes an exercise in social destruction. Therefore, as an instrument to strengthen and reposition society.

                                                                       

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The Nigerian Media and corruption in Nigeria just like in other society, the mass media transmit ideas and new information to a target audience. This implies that they are responsible for most of the adjustments in the behavioral pattern of people in the society. The role of the media is critical in efforts against corruption. The problem broadcast media in corruption fighting could be that there are no careful structuring of the relationship between mass media and anti-corruption officials. Secondly, another problem could be that the media units are not encouraged to develop and enforce adequate standards of conduct regarding their professional competence and their objectivity which might avoid any temptations of accepting gifts, envelopes, fare or any other support that might interfere with their free reporting. Finally, several researches have been carried out on media and corruption but not even a single research has been carried out on broadcast media and fight against corruption in Nigeria.

1.3   AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF STUDY

        The main aim of the study is to examine broadcast media and fight against corruption in Nigeria. Other specific objectives of the study include:

  1. to determine the effect of broadcast media on the fight against corruption in Nigeria.
  2. to determine the factors influencing corruption in Nigeria.
  3. to determine the effect of corruption in Nigeria.
  4. to determine the factors affecting broadcast media in Nigeria.
  5. to proffer possible solution to the problems.

1.4   RESEARCH QUESTIONS               

  1. What is the effect of broadcast media on the fight against corruption in Nigeria?
  2. What are the factors influencing corruption in Nigeria?
  3. What is the effect of corruption in Nigeria?
  4. What are the factors affecting broadcast media in Nigeria?
  5. What are the possible solutions to the problems?

1.5   STATEMENT OF RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS

H0:   Broadcast media has no significant effect on corruption in Nigeria.

H1:      Broadcast media has a significant effect on corruption in Nigeria.

1.6   SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

        The study on broadcast media and fight against corruption in Nigeria will be of immense benefit to the entire NTA and RAYPOWER FM Abuja in the sense that it will enable the media to be encouraged to avoid any temptations of accepting gifts, envelopes, fare or any other support that would interfere with their free reporting and also tarnishing their image. The study will also enable the relationship between mass media and anti-corruption officials to be carefully structured for effective productivity. Finally, the study will contribute to the body of existing protocols and knowledge to this field of study and basis for further research.

1.7   SCOPE OF STUDY

        The study on broadcast media and fight against corruption in Nigeria is limited to NTA and RAYPOWER FM Abuja.

1.8   LIMITATION OF STUDY

Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire and interview).

Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted for the research work.

1.9   DEFINITION OF TERMS

Broadcast        To transmit (programs) from a radio or television station. 

Media      Are the collective communication outlets or tools used to store and deliver information or data.

Fight To take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons, struggle to overcome, eliminate.

Against    In opposition to.

Corruption      Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.


Get The Complete Project »

Project Department:

MORE MASS COMMUNICATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

Instantly Share this Project On Social Media:

CLOSELY RELATED MASS COMMUNICATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF NTA INTEGRATION PROGRAM ( A CASE STUDY OF NTA UYO)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   3659 engagements

TABLE OF CONTENT Title Page - - - - - - - - - Declaration - - - - - - - - - Approval Page - - - - - - - - - Dedication - - - - - - - - - Acknowledgement - - - ...Continue reading »

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF THE MASS MEDIA IN RE-BRANDING NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF NTA, CHANNEL 12, UYO)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 76 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   3660 engagements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY One of the primary challenges faced by developing countries especially Nigeria stems from the breakdown of bordering between their internal and e...Continue reading »

ANALYSIS OF CHALLENGES FACING FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN NIGERIA

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 73 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   5815 engagements

The article on this topic (Analysis of challenges facing freedom of information in Nigeria) is an extract from the complete project material. The complete project work would be made available when you...Continue reading »

ATTITUDE OF NIGERIANS TO THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA IN THE ENTHRONEMENT OF DEMOCRACY SINCE 1999

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 80 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   3888 engagements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION The conventional wisdom among Third World planners today is that the mass media should integrate with the indigenous modes of communication in promoting development. This wi...Continue reading »

CHALLENGES OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL TO THE BROADCAST MEDIA ( A CASE STUDY OF NTA UYO)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 73 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   3256 engagements

TABLE OF CONTENTS Title page Declaration Approval page Dedication Acknowledgement Table of contents Abstract CHAPTER ONE Introduction 1.1 History of Case Study 1.2 Statement of General Study 1.3...Continue reading »

CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTIFICATION FOR PRESS FREEDOM IN NIGERIA

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 71 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,Abstract  ::   2727 engagements

ABSTRACT In this study, Section 22 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria States that the press, radio, television and other agencies of the mass media shall at all times be free...Continue reading »

What are you looking for today?

TESTIMONIALS:

  • 1. Ibrahim Salama from Kaduna said "Thanks You So Much Sir We Appreciate ".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 2. Ibrahim Salama from Kaduna said "Thanks You So Much Sir We Appreciate ".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 3. Mohammed A.B from Veterinary Laboratory, Zanzibar ,Tanzania said "You are doing good job to assists in research. God bless you.".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 4. Grace Madu from IMT enugu said "Thank you so much; i will tell my friends about you guys!!! Please give them a good job just like mine!!! God bless you!!!".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 5. Favour Adeoti from Unimaid said "For the good deeds and help to students like me, may God almighty continue to bless u and empower you to do more. Thank u very much...".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 6. Saddiq Abubakar Shuaibu from ESAE BENIN UNIVERSITY said "I check your site because I want you to help do this project thank you".
    Rating: Excellent

Paper Information

Format:ms word
Chapter:1-5
Pages:79
Attribute:Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references
Price:₦3,000
Get The Complete Project »

Best Selling Projects

Our Archives