The 2015 document on “Establishing Effective Regulatory and Policy Frameworks to Support Content for Children and Young Adults” by the National Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria – presented by Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) – addresses the importance of creating and regulating media content for children and young adults.
It discusses the need for appropriate regulatory frameworks to ensure that such content is both beneficial and protective of younger audiences. The document highlights the challenges in regulating this sector, the necessity of government involvement, and the impact of digital broadcasting on content accessibility and quality. It also examines international practices and how they can inform effective policy-making in Nigeria.
Some key points from the resource include:
● Need for robust regulation of media content for children and young adults.
● Role of government in overseeing and guiding content standards.
● Effective regulating content for younger audiences.
● Influence of digital broadcasting on accessibility and quality of content for youth.
● Global approaches to inform local policy-making.
● Content Quality and Safety: Ensuring content is both high-quality and safe for children and young adults.
● Balancing Entertainment and Education: Striving for a balance between educational and entertaining content in youth programming.