Media Law, Ethics & Professionalism
MEDIA LAW, ETHICS & PROFESSIONALISM
This course is for all current and aspiring media practitioners, including programmes and communications officers of NGOs, MDA’s and PRO’s
who wish to understand the fundamental principles of law and ethics governing the media locally and internationally and who wish to understand the current trends such as the FoI Act, Defamation, NBC Code, etc., and how to avoid infringements.
(a) Sept. 13 & 14, 2021 (b) Nov. 27 & 28, 2021
(c) March 4 & 5 2022 (d) June 3 & 4 2022
(e) Sept 2 & 3 2022 (f) Nov 18 & 19 2022
Topics for this course
Introduction to WABMA
Similarities and Differences between Law and Ethics.
Purpose of Law & Ethics in the Society
Constitutional Obligations of the Nigerian Media
The Universal Press Laws
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
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.