Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781780320182 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
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Elections and the Media in Post-Conflict Africa

Votes and Voices for Peace?

Marie-Soleil Frère

Elections and the Media in Post-Conflict Africa

Marie-Soleil Frère

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304 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $47.95 ISBN: 9781780320182 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $134.95 ISBN: 9781780320199 Published September 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Introduction - New Votes and New Voices
The Media’s Role in Elections
Pluralist Elections and Free Media in Africa
Elections and the Media in Post-Conflict Countries

Chapter 1 - Elections and the Media in Central Africa: Stakes and Challenges
Burundi: Elections and Media for Peace
Central African Republic: The Ballot and the Media in a Stateless Country
Republic of the Congo: Elections Marred by Violence
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Colossal Political and Media Challenge
Rwanda: A Slowly Emerging Pluralism
Chad: The Impossible Democratic Changeover

Chapter 2 - The Preparatory Phase: The Media’s pre-electoral Commitments
Informing Voters
Presenting and Analysing the Electoral System and Process
The Census and the Establishment of Electoral Registers
The Authorities in Charge of Monitoring the Elections
Regulating the Media: Regulation and Regulatory Frameworks
Donors’ Interventions: Anticipating or Reacting to the First Symptoms

Chapter 3 - The Media during the Electoral Campaign
Presenting the Campaign’s Stakes and Actors
The Fair Allocation of Print Space and Airtime
The Risks of Going Off Tracks
Informal Media Campaigns
Provincial Media on the Campaign Trail
Journalists’ Difficulties in Following the Campaign

Chapter 4 - From Polling day to the Results
Covering Voting Operations
Direct Intervention in the Unfolding of the Elections
Working With, Besides or Against Independent Observers
From the Polls to the Results: Covering Uncertainty
Accepting or Challenging the Results
Epilogue: Covering What Comes Next

Conclusion
The Problems of Electoral Coverage in Post Conflict Countries
Opportunities in the Twenty-First Century

Bibliography
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