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Mass Media, Elections, and Good Governance: Implications for National Development

Mass Media, Elections, and Good Governance: Implications for National Development
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Author(s): Godwin Ehiarekhian Oboh (Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 17
Source title: Exploring Journalism Practice and Perception in Developing Countries
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Abiodun Salawu (North West University, South Africa) and Toyosi Olugbenga Samson Owolabi (Lagos State University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3376-4.ch001

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Abstract

This paper explores the tripartite relationship between the media, elections and good governance in the contemporary Nigerian politics. It examines the growing impact of the media (especially with the emergence of the new media) on the various ways in which Nigerian political parties, politicians as well as governments present themselves to the electorate both for the purposes of electioneering campaigns and promotion of government policies as agenda for development. The paper foregrounds the critical roles that the media have to play in order to open up the public sphere and facilitate mass participation in governance with the implication of enhancing democratic values and cultures in Nigerian democracy. In this regard, particular focus is paid to reporting the 2007 general elections and the influence of the Nigerian newspaper proprietors and the government on the editorial stance of the media on the elections. It was noted that the government owned newspapers tended to reflect the position of the authoritarian model, while their private owned counterparts operated along the lines of the libertarian perspective while reporting on the elections.

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