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BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Fasanya Stephen Boluwatife

An Assessment of State-owned Radio Reportage and it’s Influence on Political Participation in Nigeria

Radio is an important medium for reporting news in Nigeria, and so plays an influential role in setting the agenda of political discourses. However, there are significant differences in the styles of reportage on state-owned and commercial radio stations. This research investigates how public perceptions of state-owned radio, as biased and unreliable, affects wider participation in political processes.