oa Global Media Journal - African Edition - Political journalism and elections in Africa

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2073-2740



During elections it is particularly important to assess the role media have of holding government to account on behalf of citizens. While media, in particular commercial media, do not sign a formal contract stating that they endorse and will fulfill this role, this expectation must be recognised and honoured in support of the argument for a free and plural media.

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