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ERIC Number: ED413787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
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The Perception and Challenges of Communication Policy Issues: A Comparative Analysis of Nigeria and Russia.
Ogunyemi, Olatunji
Issues in development of public policy concerning telecommunications and advancement of information technology facing third world countries are examined, and the situations of two very different countries (Nigeria and Russia) are considered, focusing on the development of commercial media in each. The media environment in both countries is described, and although media became entrenched in Russian society earlier than in Nigerian, both countries subjected the media to government control and manipulation. Use of the media for public interest issues and ways in which communication policy conditioned planning efforts are explored, and problems specific to Nigeria are examined. Emphasis is on areas in which Russia's experience can benefit Nigeria. These include choice of telecommunications facilities, providing access in remote communities, provision of incentives to develop mass media, and generation of resources for media development. (Contains 177 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria; Russia