Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism

ISSN: 2165-7912

Open Access

Aminu Hamajoda

National Institute for legislative Studies (NILS),
Maitama, Abuja

  • Research Article
    Embracing New Media in Political Communication: A Survey of Parliamentarians Attitudes and Practices in a Changing Media Landscape in West Africa
    Author(s): Aminu HamajodaAminu Hamajoda

    This survey sought to find out the state of political communication among West African parliamentarians in view of the expanded mediality that newer digital channels like social media, the internet and mobile telecommunication tools are bringing to the political landscape in addition to traditional political channels of party politics, rallies, meetings, constituency visits and traditional media like television, radio and newspapers. The study had deliberately focused on the three core parliamentary functions; lawmaking, representation and oversight, asking key questions under each function to delineate the views and practices of legislators in using media channels. Findings from this study show that although there is a remarkable improvement in acquisition of tools, legislators are reticent in deploying the full powers of new channels in interaction with citizens.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7912.1000310

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