Impacts of Mobile Technology on Nigeria Broadcasting Communication Policy

I. W. Udomisor, S. P. E. Akoje, EMEM I. Udomisor


The broadcast media of communication in Nigeria has witnessed changes over the years. It started as strictly a state controlled media based on the assumption that the airwave is a public commodity that must be orderly utilized. But after the deregulation of the industry, additional restrictions on the use of the media became necessary and these became part of Nigeria broadcasting communication policy (or code) guiding the conduct of broadcasters. This paper explores instances of apparatus contradictions and circumstances of Nigeria broadcast communication policy with the emergence of Mobile Communication Techonology. However, using both structural conflict and structural functionalist approaches in the analysis of this subject, this paper concludes that there are both conflicting and functional impacts of the new technology on Nigeria broadcasting and communication policies guiding its operation. Therefore, as conflicts and functions characterize social changes, these impacts are unimportant if Nigeria is to develop.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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