SECOND MEDIA MONITORING REPORT (2ND TO 22 APRIL 2014)
OF THE 2014 MALAWI TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS
This is the second media report of the IWPR/USAID/DFID Media Monitoring Project. It covers the period 2nd -22nd April 2014. This report includes outputs of thirteen radio stations (including the two state radio stations), two television stations, two newspaper groups, seven news websites, five Facebook groups and Twitter. In total 4,371news items were collected and analysed from the various media.
The issues under investigation and methodology remain the same.
2.0 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
13 radio stations were monitored during this period: MBC 1 & 2, Power 101, Capital FM, Galaxy, Joy, MIJ, Matindi, Islam, Zodiak, Star, Ufulu and Maria. 1783 news items were collected and analysed.
Coverage of Tripartite Elections
Coverage patterns are similar to those noted in the 1st Media Monitoring Report (22nd March-2nd April). Local Government elections continued to receive the least coverage. Figure 1 below illustrates differences on the coverage of the Tripartite elections.
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