Media Relations

Throughout electoral and political processes, media can shed light on candidates and political parties; educate voters on key procedures; and inform the public of electoral developments. Media plays an influential role in elections and is crucial for the development of democracy. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) helps journalists and election management bodies (EMBs) around the world strengthen their relationship. IFES does this by training journalists and EMB officials; establishing media centers; and using traditional and social media to better communicate with citizens.