Nigerian Military Government and Press Freedom, 1966-79

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The problem of this thesis is to examine the military-press relationship in Nigeria from 1966 to 1979 and to determine whether activities of the military government contributed to violation of press freedom by prior restraint, postpublication censorship and penalization. Newspaper and magazine articles related to this study were analyzed. Interviews with some journalists and military personnel were also conducted. Materials collected show that the military violated some aspects of press freedom, but in most cases, however, journalists were free to criticize government activities. The judiciary prevented the military from arbitrarily using its power against the press. The findings show that ... continued below

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Agboaye, Ehikioya May 1984.

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The problem of this thesis is to examine the military-press relationship in Nigeria from 1966 to 1979 and to determine whether activities of the military government contributed to violation of press freedom by prior restraint, postpublication censorship and penalization. Newspaper and magazine articles related to this study were analyzed. Interviews with some journalists and military personnel were also conducted. Materials collected show that the military violated some aspects of press freedom, but in most cases, however, journalists were free to criticize government activities. The judiciary prevented the military from arbitrarily using its power against the press. The findings show that although the military occasionally attempted suppressing the press, there are few instances that prove that journalists were denied press freedom.

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  • May 1984

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  • 1966 - 1979

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Agboaye, Ehikioya. Nigerian Military Government and Press Freedom, 1966-79, thesis, May 1984; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504550/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .