How will the media cover the Election?

That depends on the type of media. The broadcast media (radio and TV) are required to make sure their coverage is balanced. Since there are more than a hundred candidates, in practice this means that they won’t cover much that directly involves candidates – because it is very difficult to give so many people equal treatment. The print media is likely to go into Election coverage in a bit more depth.

In previous elections, most media outlets have done some kind of election special – a supplement in the Press, one-minute manifestos on the radio. If you are offered the opportunity to take part in those this time around, take it. It is a good way of reaching an engaged audience.

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