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Broadcast Regulation and Private Stations in Nigeria: Examining the Prohibiting of Live Rebroadcast of Foreign News by Local Stations

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Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, commenced deregulation of its broadcasting industry in the early 1990s by enacting a law establishing a broadcast regulatory agency, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which licensed private broadcasters. The increasing globalization of broadcasting, made international media organizations (notably the BBC), to enter into agreement with some Nigerian private broadcasters to rebroadcast the foreign media’s news program live on the local FM/AM stations. However, last April, the NBC, citing possible harm of such broadcast to national interest, banned the live rebroadcasting of foreign media’s news and threatened sanctions. In the aftermath of the prohibition, the question asked is whether such a ban has any legality having regards to Section 39 of the constitution that guarantees freedom of expression and the right to receive and impart information. This paper examines the statutory, regulatory, and constitutional provisions as contained in the NBC Act, the National Broadcasting Code, and the Constitution respectively. The paper found that Constitutional freedoms are not absolute and Nigeria’s broadcast regulations, as they currently are, provide justification for the NBC action. Findings of this paper will add to our understanding of how nations of the global South craft legislation and regulations aimed at liberalizing broadcasting locally but curtailing the influence of global media organizations. The paper also enhances our understanding of the dynamics of media law in emerging democracies that are confronting the challenges of balancing broadcast deregulation and freedom of expression on the one hand with media control and regulation on the other hand.

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Alhassan, Abubakar. "Broadcast Regulation and Private Stations in Nigeria: Examining the Prohibiting of Live Rebroadcast of Foreign News by Local Stations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany, Jun 16, 2006 <Not Available>. 2013-12-17 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p93284_index.html>

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Alhassan, A. , 2006-06-16 "Broadcast Regulation and Private Stations in Nigeria: Examining the Prohibiting of Live Rebroadcast of Foreign News by Local Stations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dresden International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany Online <PDF>. 2013-12-17 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p93284_index.html

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Abstract: Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, commenced deregulation of its broadcasting industry in the early 1990s by enacting a law establishing a broadcast regulatory agency, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), which licensed private broadcasters. The increasing globalization of broadcasting, made international media organizations (notably the BBC), to enter into agreement with some Nigerian private broadcasters to rebroadcast the foreign media’s news program live on the local FM/AM stations. However, last April, the NBC, citing possible harm of such broadcast to national interest, banned the live rebroadcasting of foreign media’s news and threatened sanctions. In the aftermath of the prohibition, the question asked is whether such a ban has any legality having regards to Section 39 of the constitution that guarantees freedom of expression and the right to receive and impart information. This paper examines the statutory, regulatory, and constitutional provisions as contained in the NBC Act, the National Broadcasting Code, and the Constitution respectively. The paper found that Constitutional freedoms are not absolute and Nigeria’s broadcast regulations, as they currently are, provide justification for the NBC action. Findings of this paper will add to our understanding of how nations of the global South craft legislation and regulations aimed at liberalizing broadcasting locally but curtailing the influence of global media organizations. The paper also enhances our understanding of the dynamics of media law in emerging democracies that are confronting the challenges of balancing broadcast deregulation and freedom of expression on the one hand with media control and regulation on the other hand.

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