Publisher: Centre For Social Science Research, Enugu

The Need For Freedom of Information

Linda Anyalebechi
KEYWORDS: Information, press, communicate

ABSTRACT:

The paper examined the need for freedom of information in the practice of journalism. The Nigerian perspective was extensively discussed. Press across the globe ought to disseminate information to the masses without fear of being victimized. However freedom of information is impaired in many countries of the world, Nigeria inclusive. The paper made a broad overview of the freedom of information Act. The challenges of the media in implementing the FOI Act were also highlighted. Useful recommendations were proffered to assuage the problem.



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