Coverage of Forced Migration in Nigeria: A Content Analysis of Three National newspapers

1CHINWE OKPOKO, MOSES OKORONKWO, PAT UCHE OKPOKO, Dr. Chinwe Catherine Okpoko

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Abstract:

Forced migration has become a subject of serious concern in global discourses including Nigeria. An estimated over two million people have sought safe havens in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located in parts of Nigeria, following the increased social dislocation engendered by Boko-Haram insurgency, Fulani herdsmen attacks, communal and ethnoreligious clashes, disputes over land, boundary conflicts between indigenous people and settlers, natural disasters and environmental factors. Content analysis was used to examine reports on forced migration in three Nigerian newspapers, namely, Daily Sun, The Guardian and The Nation, using the agenda setting theory.

Keywords:

Newspaper coverage, forced migration, conflicts, internally displaced persons (IDPs), content analysis

Paper Details
Month2
Year2021
Volume25
IssueIssue 2
Pages1204-1223