THE MEDIA AND STATUTORY RIGHT OF PRIVACY IN NIGERIA
The issue of right of privacy has generated a lot of problem not only in Nigeria, but also across the world. This article is focused on the developme...
The issue of right of privacy has generated a lot of problem not only in Nigeria, but also across the world. This article is focused on the development of privacy law and instances of invasion of privacy by the media. In addition, the article discusses the merits of a statutory civil right of privacy and instances of valid intrusion by the media and the available defences. Finally, the writer canvasses for the introduction of a statutory civil right of privacy into the Nigerian legal system.
JCMRJournal of Communication and Media Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2009, 215 – 228.
About the author
David Folorunsho Tom is a lecturer in the Department of Commercial and Property Law, Faculty of Law, Delta State University, Oleh Campus, Oleh, Delta State, Nigeria.
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Tom, D. F. (2009): The media and statutory right of privacy in Nigeria. Journal of Communication and Media Research 1(1): 215 – 228.