Broadcast media And National Security – Part 1 — Opinion – The Guardian Nigeria

Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, Director-Common of the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC)

Thanks for the chance and privilege to talk on the difficult topic, ‘Broadcast Media And Nationwide Safety at a time comparable to this when our nationwide safety definition seems controversial. I've been requested to talk on how broadcasters ought to contemplate nationwide safety implications of what they broadcast presently when social and digital applied sciences have disrupted journalism and succeeded in making it a dialog. Oh sure, journalism has develop into a dialog, particularly on quite a few digital platforms. There are nonetheless so many typical editors however they'll now not be as magisterial as they was. Everyone is now concerned in reporting and enhancing. That's the reason some folks name this time the age of ‘citizen journalism’. Which has additionally democratised entry to data. That phenomenon has disrupted the enterprise lifetime of journalism, eternally. 

However one thing must be famous instantly: convergence of digital media to the extent that it's troublesome to debate broadcast media alone with out contextually reporting it within the realm of natural journalism. Who needs to implicate me on this age of the excessive tech giants that management the content material that editors can not monopolise anymore, as I used to be saying. How can we deal with this inside one other assemble that defines the majesty of democracy: freedom of expression? In different phrases, how can we focus on immediately’s broadcasters state actors utilizing regulators declare continuously, undermine nationwide safety at a time like this?

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