Akin Olaniyan

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Mr. Akintola Olaniyan "was until recently deputy editor at The Punch, Nigeria's most widely read daily newspaper. An accomplished journalist whose writings have helped cultivate an awareness of democracy in Nigeria, Mr. Olaniyan has been actively involved in the work of a Lagos-based NGO, Journalists for Democratic Rights. He is the author of Corruption and Economic Development in Nigeria (2002) and chairs the African Media Support Initiative, an NGO that trains media practitioners and conducts research on the media and media related issues. During his fellowship, he studied the relationship between the media and sustainable democracy and prepared a report on how corruption in the Nigerian media adversely affects the state of Nigeria's democracy." [1]

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  1. Past Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.