African Events BOOK RELEASE - Media Law and Policy in Nigeria by Linus Nnabuike Malu
This study of the state of media law in Nigeria contains analyses of the interplay of law, politics, the economy and other social factors on the state of freedom of expression. Juxtaposed are the regime of media law and regulations, judicial interpretation of these laws, the existing environment for the realisation of freedom of expression and the associated general political, social and economic environment. Critical attention is given to the various enactments regulating freedom of expression and the provisions on freedom of expression in the 1963, 1979 and 1999 Constitutions of Nigeria. How national media laws compare with international treaties and how regulators influence media contents, are also examined. The book is addressed to a wide audience: mass communication and law students, lecturers and teachers in tertiary institutions offering relevant courses, legal practitioners, journalists and those working in the field of mass communication, human rights and political activists, politicians and party bureaucracies, policy makers, researchers and experts in think tanks.
Linus Nnabuike Malu is a legal practitioner and Editor-in-Chief of Nigerian Communications Law and Policy Journal. He was a Senior Consultant with Lintol Resource Base Ltd, a media regulations training and consulting firm. He holds a diploma in Mass Communication, a Bachelor of Law degree, and a Masters degree in International Law. He is currently pursuing PhD degree studies at the University of New England, Australia.
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