International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 314

Full Length Research Paper

Promoting migration communication in Nigeria: Re-strategizing campus radio for discourse inclusiveness

Patrick Edem Okon
  • Patrick Edem Okon
  • Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
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Okon Effiong Udoyo
  • Okon Effiong Udoyo
  • Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
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Patrick Ene Okon
  • Patrick Ene Okon
  • Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 29 August 2021
  •  Accepted: 15 October 2021
  •  Published: 18 November 2021

Abstract

This paper focuses on campus radio’s contributions to strengthen the discourse on migration, to regulate irregular migration in Nigeria, and on the needed strategies by which these contributions could be achieved. This consideration is made within the conceptual framework of the coordinated management of meaning theory. Five campus radios were studied. Using oral interviews and documentary study, findings show that migrants themselves are rarely included in the discourse about their issues through campus radio. There are a number of other factors, both at the managerial and operational levels that continue to militate against an inclusive migration communication in the country. In this regard, the paper argues for the need to internally re-strategize campus radio in the country for improved discourse inclusiveness and empowerment capabilities. Drawing insights from existing policy documents, the paper also makes recommendations with regard to those strategies necessary for the attainment of inclusive migration communication in Nigeria.

 

Key words: Migration, migration communication, campus radio, voice, social action, cocreation of meaning, re-regulation, re-strategizing, discourse inclusiveness, Nigeria.