The Nigerian police over the years have had image problem which culminated in the 2020 #EndSARS Protests. This study investigated police public relations in the post #EndSARS youths Protests in south-East, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research method with a population of 23,887,937 and a sample size of 400 derived from the South-East geographical zone in Nigeria. Data was collected through the use of interviews on face-to-face basis as well as questionnaire. Among the findings from the study were that, there is a decrease in police brutalities as a result of the post #EndSARS Protests in South-East, Nigeria and that, there is a decrease in bribery and extra-judicial killings by the Nigerian Police Force after the #EndSARS Protests in South-East, Nigeria. The study recommended that; intensive human rights training should be given to all law enforcement officers especially those in the newly established SWAT unit of the Nigerian Police Force. Also, government should treat all matters relating to police brutality, torture and extra-judicial killings in line with the gravity of the offence and defaulters should be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Keywords: EndSars, Evaluation, extra-judicial killings and human right abuse, police relations, youths protests
The Role of the Media in Promoting “Elderly Women’s Right to Life” in Tanzania: An Evaluation of “Haki za Binadamu” Program at Radio SAUT (Published)
The focus of this study was to explore the roles played by media, particularly community radios in promoting the rights to life of elderly women in Tanzania. Specifically, the study evaluated the “haki za binadamu program” aired by radio SAUT FM in Nyamagana, Mwanza region. The evaluation concentrated on two areas: One, it evaluated the accessibility and listenership of the program and two it evaluated the success of the program in promoting the rights of elderly women in the district. This is a qualitative research which used purposive and snowball sampling techniques to select the respondents. A total of 27 respondents were involved in the study, they included; three police officers from the gender desk in Nyamagana police station, five local leaders, six journalists who are specialized in human rights reporting, and 13 respondents from families of elderly women who were reported to have been killed due to witchcraft accusations. In-depth interviews and focus group discussions were used to collect the data for this study. Thematic analysis was used to analysis the data gotten from the field. The findings suggest that the accessibility and listenership of haki za binadamu program in Nyamagana district was very poor. It was also found that haki za binadamu program has not played any noticeable contributions in promoting the rights to life to the elderly women in Nyamagana district.
Keywords: Evaluation, Haki za Binadamu., Media, Role, elderly women’s right to life, promoting