Ep.6 Corruption in the Media

Feranmi Adeola and Ibukun Ijaopo from Step Up Nigeria with Mr Ajibola Amzat, Editor at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR)

What are the factors that limit objective media reporting in Nigeria? Does Nigeria have a free press  or does it just go to the highest bidder? The Step Up Nigeria team are joined by Mr Ajibola Amzat, Editor at the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) to discuss corruption in the media and consider what can be done to tackle it.

Written by Onyinye Ough

Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anti- corruption and service delivery. Onyinye recognised that there was a problem in Nigeria with many corrupt practices having become culturally acceptable and sought to put together a book for children to help educate them on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment’ (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges.

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