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Rethinking the Role of Traditional Media on Migration Issues in Nigeria

FOLORUNSO, Gideon Ibukuntomiwa and OYEYEMI, Adeola I. and Udoh, Oluwakemi D. and Ayodele, Olaniyi Trust and Excellence-Oluye, Nchekwube. O. (2020) Rethinking the Role of Traditional Media on Migration Issues in Nigeria. In: Handbook of Research on the Global Impact of Media on Migration Issues. IGI Global Online.

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Traditional media is widely embraced by both the literate and illiterate population in different countries. Despite the wide coverage and acceptability of the traditional media in Nigeria, it has not favourably promoted migration issues, which has constituted national image crisis on an international scale. The media, having usually promoted their works with the mantra “voxidei, voxipopuli”, is thus burdened with the duty to liberate the masses by speaking truth to power, anything short of which is mere patronage of the people and contrary to the fundamental duties of the media as citizens of the world. This chapter also adopts secondary source of data collection and a content analysis model to analyse the data gathered, while the analysed data is presented in a narrative approach. The major finding of this book chapter is that, the known traditional media houses are playing around politics and money, bringing to life the saying that he who pays the piper dictates the tune, and this has in turn led to the continuance of illegal and dehumanising activities around the national borders of the country

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 10:33

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