Public Enlightenment Series No 6- Protection of Media Freedom and Expression in Broadcast Industry Regulation

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The protection of freedom of expression and media rights is crucial for the proper functioning of a broadcast media system, encompassing industry practices and regulations. In Nigeria, the constitution already guarantees these rights to citizens, and it is expected that they are upheld in sector-specific legislation and the regulatory process.

This edition aims to address the question of how both the existing broadcasting industry legislation and the new Bill address the freedom of broadcasters. By examining these legal frameworks, it seeks to provide insights and understanding regarding the protection of freedom of expression within the Nigerian broadcast media landscape.

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