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Elections: IPC to present media monitoring report Tuesday

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The International Press Centre is set to present its findings from its ongoing media monitoring of the 2023 general elections coverage on Tuesday. The press centre made this known in a statement by its Executive Director, Lanre Arogundade, noting that it will hold a roundtable stakeholders’ event to discuss its findings.

The media monitoring is one of the activities being implemented by IPC under an EU funded project entitled, “Strengthening the media for fair, accurate, ethical, and inclusive coverage of the electoral processes and elections in Nigeria.”

The findings to be discussed at the stakeholders’ meeting would cover media monitoring in October and November 2022. The IPC also added that there would also be presentation of the revised Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage at the event. The executive director also stated that “in addition to promoting democratic elections, the analysis of the media monitoring report of the 2023 elections is pivotal in determining the extent to which the elections can be said to be inclusive.

“This is why IPC will also present a performance scorecard by the monitored media based on their promotion of inclusive issues in their coverage and reportage of the electoral processes and elections particularly in line with the stipulations of the Media Code of Election Coverage.”

The newspapers monitored include: The PUNCH, The Guardian, Daily Sun, Vanguard, ThisDay, Nigerian Tribune, The Nation, Leadership, Daily Trust and Daily Independent. Online media included in the exercise are: The Cable, Premium Times, Eagle Online, RealNews and The Authority.

Also monitored are the News Portal (website) and the twitter handles of Nigeria’s election management body, the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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