oa Global Media Journal - African Edition - Political journalism and elections in Africa
|Article Title||Political journalism and elections in Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of Stellenbosch|
|Journal||Global Media Journal - African Edition|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||viii - xii|
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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