Both media and security forces play important roles during elections, but their relationship has at times been somewhat strained. While both have crucial tasks towards creating preconditions for elections to be peaceful, transparent and successful, there is a need for the two parties to have a deeper understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities.
This report, Strengthening Police and Media Relations for the Safety of Journalists and Peaceful, Free and Fair Elections in West Africa underlines the need for mutual understanding and respect between police and media during elections.
The publication is based on a joint regional initiative by International Media Support (IMS) and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
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