CONFLICT-SENSITIVE REPORTING IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: A STUDY OF SELECT NEWSPAPER REPORTAGE


For more Theatre & Performing Arts project click here



TABLE OF CONTENT

Contents
Abstract

CHAPTER ONE
1.1 Background to the Study
1.1.2  Conflicts in Northern Nigeria
1.2 Statement of the Research Problem
1.4 Objectives of the Study
1.5 Significance of the Study
1.6 Scope and Limitations of the Study
1.7 Definition of Key Terms

CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Media and Conflicts
2.1.2 Peace Journalism and Conflict-Sensitive ReportingTable 1 Reporting Conflict: The low and the  high By Johan Galtung
2.1.3  Peace journalism and Mainstream media:
2.1.5   Media and Development in Conflict Situations
2.1.7 Parties to conflict:
2.1.8 Stages of conflict:
2.2.1 Agenda setting theory:
2.2.2   Critique of the Agenda Setting Theory:
2.2.3 Social Responsibility Theory:
2.2.4   Critique of the Social Responsibility Theory:

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
3.1       Research Methods:
3.2       Description of study:
3.3       Data Gathering Process:
3.4       Primary Data source:
3.5.2    Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA):
3.4.3    Interviews:
3.6       Population and Sampling:
3.7       Data Analysis:

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1       Introduction:
4.1.1    Conflicts Studied:
4.2       Interview with Newspaper Editors
4.3       Content Analysis on Newspaper report on conflict in Northern Nigeria:

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1       Summary:
5.1.1    Weaknesses of the study:
5.2       Conclusion:
5.3       Recommendations:
Appendices
Newspaper References
CONTENT ANALYSIS CODE SHEET



ABSTRACT


This study ―Conflict-sensitive Reporting in Northern Nigeria: A study of Select Newspaper Reportage‖ was carried out to discover how some newspapers report conflict in Northern Nigeria. The study examined how the nature of reporting conflict can either enhance or diminish the conflict. The media is a powerful tool for shaping public opinion. Because of the sensitive nature of conflicts, the media has to take certain considerations when reporting on conflicts. Media reports can have an impact on a brewing conflict positively or negatively. The major objectives of the study are to: examine the extent of newspaper coverage of the conflict in Northern Nigeria determine how the coverage of the protracted conflict has been framed by the print media, and investigate the level of compliance of Nigerian newspapers with conflict sensitive journalism practice. The study looked at reports on conflict and compared the different reports paper by paper to reveal bias, ideological leanings and emphasis given to reports on conflict in Northern Nigeria. With the content analysis and discourse analysis, the study discovered that the attempt at conflict-sensitive reporting by these newspapers is very poor. The interview revealed that all the newspapers under study see themselves as objective and balanced this was however disputed by the content analysis and discourse analysis. Another finding of this study is that the amount of coverage given to conflict in Northern Nigeria is determined by the location and ownership of these newspapers. The paper also discussed how the media should cover conflict in order to encourage newspapers to be conflict-sensitive in their reports and encourage peace journalism in Nigeria.




CHAPTER ONE





1.1 Background to the Study



Human beings as superior animals, claim to be the sole possessors of logic, rationale and conscience. Humans are expected to resolve their differences and establish justice for sustaining peace, harmony and tranquillity since they have brains that are superior to that of other animals. The potential for conflict occurs whenever two or more people have contact with each other. Conflicts occur within a family, a group a community within and between different groups and within and between nations.

Often people assume that conflict is abnormal and bad. However, conflict is a normal and unavoidable part of all relationships and societies. It is even essential for the healthy functioning of a relationship or social group, because conflict allows people to adapt to new situations and invent new approaches to problems. What makes a conflict destructive is the negative ways people commonly deal with conflicts

Conflict does not have to be destructive if handled effectively; conflict can actually contribute to stronger, deeper relationships and can help to address on-going problems and concerns. Human history is packed with conflict. Some conflicts crop up on a small level involving only a few people sometimes it occurs within a single person's mind. But other conflicts span regions and can stretch on for decades. Frequently conflicts stretch on, because of a problem in.....


For more Theatre & Performing Arts project click here


____________________________________________________________________________
This is a Postgraduate Thesis and the complete research material plus questionnaire and references can be obtained at an affordable price of N3,000 within Nigerian or its equivalent in other currencies.


INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO GET THE COMPLETE PROJECT MATERIAL

Kindly pay/transfer a total sum of N3,000 into any of our Bank Accounts listed below:
·         Diamond Bank Account:
A/C Name:      Haastrup Francis
A/C No.:         0096144450

·         GTBank Account:
A/C Name:      Haastrup Francis
A/C No.:         0029938679
After payment, send your desired Project Topic, Depositor’s Name, and your Active E-Mail Address to which the material would be sent for downloading (you can request for a downloading link if you don’t have an active email address) to +2348074521866 or +2348066484965. You can as well give us a direct phone call if you wish to. Projects materials are sent in Microsoft format to your mail within 30 Minutes once payment is confirmed. 

--------------------------------------------------------
N/B:    By ordering for our material means you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions


Terms of Use: This is an academic paper. Students should NOT copy our materials word to word, as we DO NOT encourage Plagiarism. Only use as guide in developing your original research work.

Delivery Assurance
We are trustworthy and can never SCAM you. Our success story is based on the love and fear for God plus constant referrals from our clients who have benefited from our site. We deliver project materials to your Email address within 15-30 Minutes depending on how fast your payment is acknowledged by us.

Quality Assurance
All research projects, Research Term Papers and Essays on this site are well researched, supervised and approved by lecturers who are intellectuals in their various fields of study.
Share:

Search for your topic here

See full list of Project Topics under your Department Here!

Featured Post

Article: How to Write a Research Proposal

Most students and beginning researchers do not fully understand what a research proposal means, nor do they understand ...

Popular Posts