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Media Law, Ethics & Professionalism

  • by WABMA
  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update February 12, 2020

Description

This course gives you and OVERVIEW of the Fundamental principles of Law and Ethics relevant to the Nigerian Media. An understanding and practice of these makes you a full professional.

 

Duration: 2 Days

Date: 20th – 21st March, 2020

 

Topics for this course

Similarities and Differences between Law and Ethics.

Purpose of Law & Ethics in the Society   

Constitutional Obligations of the Nigerian Media

The Universal Press Laws

Copyright  

Contempt National Security and the Official  Secrets Act

Freedom of Information Act

National Broadcasting Code 

  The Canons of Media Professionalism

Ethical Case Studies

About the instructors

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Ken Ike Okere

South East Zonal Director, FRCN

Ken Ike Okere joined the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria – FRCN (Radio Nigeria) in 2007 as Head of the newly created Corporate
Development & Communications Directorate, the strategy hub of the huge corporation.

He led a range of activities that modernized the 80-year old huge radio network: creating its first website; its first online content; its first corporate email addresses; and its first online live audio streaming service.

Other firsts include, the institution of modern Audience Research, Excellence Awards and e-newsletters (plus a
print edition).

He has been a strong advocate for the full
digitization and rebranding of the influential public broadcaster, crafting in 2010 a Corporate Plan meant to position the Corporation on
the path of strategic growth, sustainability and modernization.

In 2013, he was appointed the Director of FRCN’s Lagos Operations, supervising three brands: Metro 97.7 FM, BOND 92.9 FM, and Radio One 103.5FM.

He is credited with the rebranding success of the FRCN Lagos stations, reformatting all three to be thematic channels in the fields of: All-News & All-Talk (Radio One FM), Lifestyle & Entertainment (Metro FM), and Language Broadcast (Bond FM); and positioning all three in the top 12 of the competitive Lagos broadcast market while ensuring that they had significant online presence.

He is currently the Zonal Director, FRCN South East Zone, Enugu, where he supervises FRCN’s 7 brands in 5 states and he’s already commenced a successful rebrand and turnaround of the Zone’s lead station, Coal
City FM, Enugu, converting it from a general broadcaster to an All News! All Talk! All Sports! Channel and one of the few FRCN’s 40 stations with hours of podcast and online content.

In 2019, Coal City 92.9FM won the Nigeria Media Nite Out (NMNO) award of Best Station of the Year South East, and 3rd best nationwide.

Ike schooled in Universities in Nigeria and the United States, with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theatre, Media, Communications
and Journalism.

Ken Ike Okere leads quite a diversified life. He is active in literary circles (co-founding the Abuja Literary Society, Eko Literary Society and
Enugu Literary Society); and is an author.

He is also active in Training circuits where he specializes in Media, Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship training as well as in Strategy, Business and Personal development.

In recognition of Ken-Ike as a change-maker and
social entrepreneur, he was, in 2008, awarded the prestigious, lifetime, international ASHOKA Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Target Audience

  • Bloggers
  • Media Practitioners
  • Anyone who wants to Learn Media Ethics