Nigeria Media Needs Assessment, 2023

Between the months of November 2022 and March 2023, Internews Project Director and Media Development Advisor, Arwen Kidd completed a targeted assessment, designed to: identify current challenges and needs of the media in Nigeria; gather insight and experience from a range of actors and civil society organizations involved in media and/or key development or humanitarian issues in the country; gather information on currently or recently implemented media strengthening programs; and identify some of the most pressing information needs and information gaps present among the people of Nigeria.

The following report was compiled to provide a more in-depth look at the needs of the media in Nigeria, moving forward into the 2023 post-election period, and to suggest new activities and thematic areas for possible engagement. The primary goal is to increase support for media as well as digital rights activists in the country — both of whom play a crucial role in ensuring continued access to quality, local information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.