Promoting democratic and political processesPromoting democratic and political processesPolitical Reporting – training and monitoring
- Created: Sunday, 10 December 2017 20:05
- Written by SLAJ Online
In 2012, the Government of Sierra Leone invited an observer mission from the European Union to monitor and observe the 17 November 2012 general elections. Over 100 observers were deployed to the 14 Districts of Sierra Leone from EU member states and Norway. Part of what that EU mission did was to monitor media coverage of the campaign, candidates and elections. Some media outlets did well, according to the EU independent observers. But, there were some fundamental flaws in the way media covered the elections as well.