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Military-Media Relations in Post-Colonial Nigeria: Clashes, Ethics, and Prospects

Title: Military-Media Relations in Post-Colonial Nigeria
Subtitle: Clashes, Ethics, and Prospects
Subject Classification: Politics and Government, Society and Culture, War and Conflict 
BIC Classification: HBJH, HBWS, JFD
BISAC Classification: SOC052000, HIS001050, POL069000
Binding: Hardback, ebook, pp.480
Publication date: 1st December 2023
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-247-3
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-248-0

Price: £87.99

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This edited collection reviews the relationship and clashes between the military and the media in post-colonial Nigeria. The first section addresses the historical context and praxis of the military-media relationship in Nigeria. The chapters explore the military-media modes of operations, the prevailing political climate, the military interregnums and milestones in Nigeria’s media sector, ethical and professional consideration for defence correspondence, media ownership structures, regulatory bodies, media laws, military–media relations, and the need for alternative media for military operations.

The second section deals with interventions, impacts, and influences of citizen journalists, social media influencers, online media, online stakeholders, artificial intelligence, and social media platforms in shaping the media space narratives. They also explore evolving challenges such as “fake news” and hate speech.

The key audience includes regional and international journalists and military organisations, researchers, academics, NGOs, governments, and others interested in the history and future of military media relations in Africa.


Editors: Dr. Olunifesi Suraj is an Associate Professor of Social Media Strategic Communications, Technology Innovations and Media Regulation at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. He is a member of UNESCO/UN Global Expert Group on addressing hate speech through Education and UNESCO Media and Information Literacy Alliance committee member on disinformation and fake news. He is UNESCO Global Co-lead for Universities Network on Media, Information and Digital Literacy and also the National Coordinator for UNESCO Universities Network in Nigeria.

Dr. Allwell Uwazuruike is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. He is a co-founder and editor of Afritondo, a media platform for African writers. He is the author of a monograph entitled 'Human Rights under the African Charter', and the book ‘The Dogs and the Baboons’.


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