An Appraisal of Press Freedom in African Societies

An Appraisal of Press Freedom in African Societies

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

Siebert, Peterson and schramm  in describing the Operation of the press in their book entitled four Theories of the press said that, “The press is not an instrument of government but rather a device for presenting evidence and argument on the basis of which the people can check on government and make up their minds as to policy.  It is imperative that the press be free from control and influence so that truth can emerge, all ideas can get fair hearing, that there must be a free market place of ideas and information”. [Read more…]