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Toward Global Ethics: Exploring the Perspectives of Local Media Stakeholders

Omojola, Oladokun (2008) Toward Global Ethics: Exploring the Perspectives of Local Media Stakeholders. Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Series, 29 (2). pp. 173-187. ISSN 0256-0054

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Abstract

The search for global media ethics is ongoing. This search is also relevant for Africa. However, much of the search concerns re-conceptualizing the traditional ethical principles, while emphasizing fresh philosophical foundations that use indigenous values alongside global principles. This paper contends that in addition to scholars and journalists – the only visible self-motivated search enthusiasts - no fewer than seven other active players exist, and the interests of these players (news makers, media content consumers, media users, government/media regulators, media owners, media NGOs and professional associations) are instrumental in the on-going global efforts to seek global media ethics. Careful articulation of the stakeholders’ perspectives, to avoid conflict with any eventual broad-based principles, will ensure that the search for a global ethics from the continent is not lost on the path to reality. Keywords: Afrocentricism, Afrocomplementarism, Global Media Ethics, Nigeria, Performance, Stakeholders

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr. O. Omojola
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 10:25
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 10:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2502

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