Election observers call for fair airtime sharing

source: Mmegi
Ephraim Keoreng
Staff Writer

An observer mission to Botswana’s 2009 general elections has called for Botswana to regulate media coverage of political party candidates to address the perceived bias in media coverage.

“Specifically, there is need for appropriate legislation to enforce equitable and balanced coverage of political campaigns. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) must be empowered to ensure that public resources are not monopolised by the ruling party, an advantage which is not available to opposition parties,” reads the report by SADC Parliamentary Forum.

The forum’s recommendations are part of a comprehensive observer mission report, which was presented to the IEC recently on [continue reading]

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