Reflecting on the Role of Media in Elections

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14 May 2013

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Throughout the electoral and political process, 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. IFES helps journalists and election management bodies (EMBs) around the world strengthen their relationship. IFES does this by training journalists and EMB; establishing media centers; and using traditional and social media to better communicate with citizens. These photos capture the role of media during the electoral process.