Publisher: African Studies Association

Media Accountability and Democracy In Nigeria, 1999–200

Ayo Olukoyun
KEYWORDS: Media Accountability and Democracy in Nigeria, 1999–2003

ABSTRACT:

This article discusses the role of the media in Nigeria's Fourth Republic between 1999 and 2003. Employing a case study approach, it highlights as well as analyzes the media's role in insisting on accountability and decency in Nigeria's notoriously corrupt public life. The media's crusade ran against the country's geopolitical divisions and revived the debate on the national question as well as the media's own morality. The article draws on both primary and secondary data to examine the media's role in an emergent democracy.




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