Eze Victor Enyenwa, Obonyano Dickson B, Joannes Asikaogu
Ethics, democracy and mass media are interconnected likea triangle and necessary for a better society. The media disseminate information in the society. Democracy is a people’s centered government practiced with ethical principles and publicize through the media. In a democratic society, where the decision of the masses is supreme, mass media is instrumental in ensuring that the people make informed decisions with moral supervision. Ethics on the other hand, sets out principles that helps in breeding morality in media and democracy. In order to help the media or democracy fulfil its aim of providing reliable information, or good governance ethical codes are required. However, it is through the media that the masses are able to voice their opinions. And without ethics media and democracy will collapse and vice versa. In these regards, this paper postulate that the mass media, ethics and democracy are like a circled wheel of a society necessary for good governance in Nigeria.
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