Nelly Bassily | January 23, 2012
Election campaigns are often tense. Viewpoints may clash, and effective reporting can be challenging. The role of the media is crucial during the election process, when events move fast and there is danger of conflict.
To guide journalists who cover elections, Radio For Peacebuilding Africa has developed a new Training Guide, “Responsible Media Coverage of Elections.” The Guide focuses on situations of extreme tension or post-conflict reconstruction. It draws on African examples, and encourages good journalistic practices at all stages of an election process.
The Guide provides journalists with essential tools to cover elections responsibly and to contribute to strengthening democracy in the countries where they work.
To download this resource, visit: http://www.radiopeaceafrica.org/assets/texts/pdf/2011-Responsible_Media_Elections_BW_EN.pdf