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Training guide on covering elections

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

2 Responses to “Training guide on covering elections”

  1. Kwesi Ghartey-Tagoe Says:

    This is a timely, wonderful and very useful resource. 2012 is an election year in Ghana and tensions are high. As the Station Head of Radio Peace in Winneba, Ghana,I can say, without a doubt, that this resource will go a long way to aid in our training of community radio staff. It will definitely help in our reporting of election proceedings. Thank you.

  2. Loretta Vanderpuye Says:

    This looks too good to be true ! In Ghana , this is an election year and well, everybody knows that the role of the journalist is very inportant if elections are to be succesful. As an Editor-In-Chief of the Television news room in the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, I know for sure that this resource will be very very useful to me as well as to my subordinates.
    Thank you

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