The Role of the Press and Communication Technology in Democratization
The Nigerian Story
Routledge – 2006 – 130 pages
Series: African Studies
In the 1990s, Nigeria, like several countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, underwent transition programs to return the country to democracy. Nigeria’s democratization in the 1990s was a civil and international movement to free Nigeria from over 20 years of authoritarian military rule. Agbese examines the role and agenda of the Nigerian press in the democratization process, highlighting the grave challenges the Nigerian press faced – such as jail, arrest, and assassination – in pushing for democratization in Nigeria.
1. Introduction 2. Literature Review 3. Case Study - Nigeria 4. Research Methodology 5. Findings and Discussion 6. Conclusions, Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research