Exploring the Factors Hindering Press Freedom in Nigeria

Apuke Destiny OBERIRI


Press freedom has become one of the major challenges facing Journalism practice in the world. This paper explores the factors hindering press freedom in Nigeria using some relevant examples. The researcher used the qualitative method of research; using secondary data comprising of books and journals. The study is embedded on social responsibility theory. The study reveals that there are a lot of factors in Nigeria that hinders press freedom ranging from secrecy, legal pressure, direct censorship and force among others. Findings also reveal that Nigerian press freedom is a paradox and only exist on paper i.e.  in the  constitution but not in practice.  The study recommends that since press freedom is granted in the constitution of Nigeria, there should be statutory backup and   in order not to hinder press freedom, journalist should be allowed to have access to government sources and records so long as it will not bring chaos to the society at large.

Keywords: Press Freedom, Journalism, Journalist, Hinders, Nigeria.

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