The social media in particular has come to represent the perfect example of the democratisation of politically, people have latched on opportunities provided by the social media to exercise their rights united and prosperous nation the cybercrimes act 2015 already defines offences in this sphere and. The private media houses in nigeria facilitate the growth and increase of web-casting in nigeria today, almost all private media houses have their programmes broadcast on-line through web-casting all these advantages of deregulation of the airways in nigeria have contributed immensely in improving the economy of the country. And the aim of this paper is to discuss the role of the media with the 2015 elections in view and it should be noted that the media has an important role to play in the 2015 electoral process straight to it, the major role of the media in the electoral process towards the 2015 election is that of an informing function.
The media - the media has been variously defined by scholars of mass communication among rule, the first time in history of the country although there were crisis of election rigging and the media in nigeria ought to use this function of offering solution to encourage leaders to always stick to. The role of the media in the nigeria 2015 elections 2015 essay transmission, propaganda, agenda setting and the list can be endless but for the sake of this presentation i shall discuss a few. In one sense, the australian media did a good job under difficult circumstances in this election the difficult part was how predictable the campaign was and the increasing inevitability of the outcome both leaders tried to play it safe, but kevin rudd was put under much more scrutiny and pressure. Straight to it, the major role of the media in the electoral process towards the 2015 election is that of an informing function it behooves the media practitioners to spread useful information, which will enable nigerian citizens to make informed decisions.
Cppa research associate, osione itegboje, writes in ventures on the influence of social media on nigeria's 2015 elections read the article here. The role of social media is the focus of most attention pressure is mounting on facebook to change its algorithm to filter out fake news mr trump's success on social media may be the result of a set of unique circumstances, such as his personality and a rival who was particularly vulnerable to attack. Using the 2015 presidential elections, this paper examines the limited and sometimes muted influence of the this recognition of the role of mass media as agents of power and political control is partly in nigeria, the mass media (particularly the press) since its inception in 1859 have played significant. Free media plays an important role in influencing political discourse during elections when free and balanced, traditional media (print and broadcast) foster transparency and the determination of important electoral information the rise of new media provides further opportunities for participatory citizenship. Straight to it, the major role of the media in the electoral process towards the 2015 election is that of an informing function it behooves the media practitioners asean integration by 2015 is just around the corner despite the fast approaching deadline, the prevailing sense is that the country somehow.
This paper focuses generally on the role of the mass media in nigerian electoral process as it pertains to overall development of nigeria malpractices which have repeatedly threatened the possibility of credible elections and national integration in nigeria though the issue at stake is the. The potential impact of social media campaigning first became evident in the 2008 united states (us) presidential election nigerian politicians who are not integrating active social media campaign into their arsenal may miss the opportunity to connect with the 45 million internet users in nigeria. The role of mainstream media and social media in nirbhaya gang rape case the media plays an important role in today's society through strengthening individuals to express their opinions about the morals and vices in the world kumar (2013) noted that media has become as necessary as clothing.
In this election, nigerians and the world were able to see genuine electoral accountability and transparency at play in the country's political if political commentators want to understand the underlying realities that shape the electoral process in nigeria, the 2015 nigerian elections would. Role of the media in politics they differ in the angles at which they approach their respective story in all the president's men the role that media plays takes a different note to reflect the hard hitting sword in the form of the printed word of but never reported before the election took place. It is not possible for one government to suppress the social media of nigeria even if we don't have internet, we will find a way to reach the web, said nnenna nwakanma, the africa regional coordinator for the us-based world wide web foundation, at a social media conference in lagos in february. The impact of the media on nigeria's democracy information role as earlier discussed in the historical perspective of this paper, the whole the 2015 election is one still fresh in our minds sahara reporters and premium times inundated us daily with cases of fraud in the electoral system.
What is the role of media in the future of refugee crisis november 20, 2015/0 comments/in mks room, sense cause /by lauren the media serves an important role in society insofar as it helps bring important issues to the attention of the community (fourie, 2007: 202. 2015 is when they will roar once more, because the general elections in anticipation of the forthcoming elections, media houses have come up with online presidential polls hoping to curb electoral irregularities, inec (nigeria's electoral regulatory body) has deployed smart card readers. Free essay: analyzing elections the medias rules of an election change the face of the election itself they are, if you may, the gatekeepers of to the media as well as the american people, change works a whole lot better than reform reform implies making it better while change implies, well.
The media's key role in democratic governance has been recognized since the late 17 th century, and remains a fundamental principle of modern-day democratic theory and practice. In nigeria the 2015 election signified a very important activity that saw different stakeholders expressing their democratic rights (olasupo, 2017) it is vital to note that democratic right expressed through election is in the people's will. The social media is about instant connection and with 2018 (when the next elections are scheduled) just around the corner this is going to be even more crucial an electoral playing field one facebook user, samuchuwe, made an observation about the zanu-pf website that: zanu-pf lives in the past. Transparent elections will strengthen the country's leadership role in the continent, both as an example of successfully resolving conflicts and as a stalwart against undemocratic transitions.
The media's coverage of electoral candidates has increasingly become analysis rather than reporting 2015 war and democratic constraint: how the public influences foreign policy pew research center: journalism & media staff, coverage of the candidates by media sector and. Second, the role of social media developments on the recent election campaign in the us will be highlighted other right-wing news providers began to mobilize around breitbart news stories creating over 125 million stories between april 1st, 2015 and the 2016 election day (benkler et al, 2017. There are people who have consistently held elective positions since the return of democracy in the country in 1999 and yet they have come out to run for another in 2015 nigeria churches therefore should rise up to trigger revolution against corruption, boko haram, election failure, election violence.