O. T. Adelabu (PhD), Akinola Moses Owolabi


This study is essentially about Media Conglomeration and Minority Voices. It looks into the nature, effects, impacts and consequences of Media Conglomeration on production, dissemination and consumption of Media products or contents. The implications of Media Conglomeration on the roles the media play as central political and social institutions in an evolving democracy like Nigeria's are also considered in this study. Using the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, as a case study, the research assesses the impacts of all the above on the Minority Voices in Nigeria. Findings show that in Nigeria, Minority Voices are really multi-dimensional cutting across tribal, ethnic, social as well as economic divides and that though NTA had tried to give minority voices representation in its productions and contents through the establishment of multiple local and specialized channels, much still has to be done in ensuring that all the over four hundred ethnic groups in the country are given fair and just representations, even if not equal opportunities.


Communication, Media, Conglomerates, Media Conglomeration, Minority Voices.

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