First week of monitoring public media during election campaign shows relatively fair coverage but adjustments needed

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF backs joint op-ed by 120 West African media and journalists calling for Beninese journalist’s release May 20, 2021 Find out more RSF_en After its first week of monitoring media coverage of Mauritania’s election, Reporters Without Borders today said it was pleased to report that the public media are apportioning their coverage of the 19 candidates in a relatively equitable manner. Adjustments are nonetheless desirable. News Organisation The role of public media journalists assigned to cover candidates often lends itself to confusion, with some broadcast journalists speaking on behalf of candidates in the free spots. In the absence of any clarification, viewers and listeners are not in a position to say whether these journalists are acting in a personal capacity or as public media representatives.RecommendationsIn the light of the results obtained during the first week of the campaign, Reporters Without Borders recommends that:- Aside from the individual candidate spots and announcements, the air time and newspaper space assigned to candidates should be adjusted by public media editors during the second week of the campaign so that it is distributed more equally. They should also pay particular attention to the “minor candidates” whose campaigns were not adequately covered during the first week.- The HAPA and radio and TV directors should ensure that journalists assigned to cover candidates refrain from promoting any of these candidates.____________________Monitoring role. Reporters Without Borders is monitoring the electoral coverage of the public media – the public radio and TV stations, the Horizons and Chaab daily newspapers and the Agence Mauritanienne d’Information – from 24 February and until the end of the presidential election. The public media have been chosen because they are subject to the electoral law, which guarantees equal access to all the candidates and parties participating. As a public service financed by the state, they have to a duty to behave in an exemplary manner during the elections. News News Mauritanian reporter held for two days over Facebook post MauritaniaAfrica Receive email alerts After its first week of monitoring media coverage of Mauritania’s election, Reporters Without Borders today said it was pleased to report that the public media are apportioning their coverage of the 19 candidates in a relatively equitable manner. This is reflected in the implementation of the requirements of the High Authority for Press and Broadcasting (HAPA), above all that each candidate should receive free newspaper space and air time.Also the government has complied with the requirement to adopt a lower profile during the campaign, which has been reflected in the fact that the broadcast media have dedicated more of their news programmes to the candidates (41 hours, 56 min, 53 sec) than to government activities (28 hours, 44 min, 38 sec).Adjustments are nonetheless desirable. Aside from the individual candidate spots and announcements, there has been a slight imbalance in favour of certain candidates in air time and newspaper space in the public media.- RADIO AND TV: The state TV news programmes gave more air time to two candidates – Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdellahi (44 min, 11 sec) and Messoud Ould Boulkheir (44 min, 4 sec). Overall, they had a total of 15 minutes more than the other candidates during the week, a little more than two minutes a day. The state radio’s “Campaign Report” gave most time to Ould Abdellahi (27 min, 43 sec) but not a lot more than the others.- PRINT MEDIA AND NEWS AGENCY: The Arabic-language daily Chaab and the French-language daily Horizons assigned slightly more of their available space to Ahmed Ould Daddah – 10.32 per cent, against 9.50 per cent to Mohamed Ould Mohamed El Mokhtar Ould Tomi and 9.40 per cent to Mohamed Ould Maouloud. The state news agency AMI evinced a similar bias, with 14.14 per cent of its dispatches referring to Ould Daddah, as against 11.11 per cent to Ould Abdellahi and around 8 per cent to most of the other candidates.- Finally, some candidates received little media coverage aside from the individual spots and announcements. This was above the case with Isselmou Ould El Moustapha, Ba Mamadou Alassane, Rachid Moustapha, Mohamed Ould Ghoulam Ould Sidati, Sidi Ould Isselmou Ould Mohamed Ahid, and Ethmane Ould Cheikh Ahmed Ebi El Maali. The imbalance was attributable in part to the fact that these candidates or their parties had fewer campaign activities.It should be noted that one candidate used the national flag during his free television spots. The electoral law forbids this, and it was stopped after the HAPA intervened. to go further News Follow the news on Mauritania Method of working. Reporters Without Borders calculates the time candidates are being covered and the time they are speaking on the air on all Mauritanian TV and radio news programmes. The organisation also measures the square centimetres of page space they are assigned in the Horizons and Chaab daily newspapers, and the number of references made to them in AMI dispatches. Air time: Includes speaking time and the duration of all forms of coverage (quotes, reports, comments, studio interviews and so on). Speaking time: Time spent by candidates or their representatives speaking directly on the air.The monitoring is being carried out with financial support from the European Union and the International Organisation of Francophone Countries (OIF). Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world July 6, 2020 Find out more MauritaniaAfrica March 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 First week of monitoring public media during election campaign shows relatively fair coverage but adjustments needed March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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James Mullis to play studio 116

first_img Ken Harris Jr. (right) and sales team present the new line of Duck Commander Tires, which will be available in… read more Skip Rich said creation through collaboration happens often at songwriters’ workshops.“Ideas are bounced around and feedback and guidance from others is beneficial,” he said. “We had six first-time songwriters at the last workshop and the more experienced writers were aware when lyrics were out of rhythm or the sound was good but the lyrics didn’t really fit. The workshop was a good learning experience.”Often a songwriter gets “so far” into a song but can’t finish it, Rich said.“One of our young songwriters had a really good song but needed help in completing the lyrics,” he said. “That’s what is so good about songwriters’ workshops – the feedback and guidance that make you a better songwriter.”Rich said six new songs came out of the recent songwriters’ workshop at studio 116. One of those was “Down at the Fishing Hole” by Greg Alton, who will perform his song Saturday night at studio 116.The “James Mullis folk and blues” concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Adkins will open for Mullis. Tickets are $8 for individuals, $15 for couples. Tables will be available for those who want to tailgate indoors while enjoying the music. Studio 116 hosts songwriting workshops and artists get together for them to talk about the songs they are writing and where their writing is headed, Rich said.“At the song writing workshop last week, we had five people with songwriting backgrounds,” Rich said. “They were able to provide valuable feedback to the new writers.”The workshop included two nights and a Saturday morning of collaboration with a Saturday night concert.“The songwriters worked together to add lyrics to the music and music to the lyrics,” Rich said. “Some of the songwriters had great lyrics but no music while others had music but no lyrics.” Published 9:29 pm Thursday, August 21, 2014 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits James Mullis to play studio 116 Print Article You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Latest Stories James Mullis, folk and blues, artist, will be in concert at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge Saturday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.James Mullis, folk and blues artist, will be the featured performer at studio 116 in downtown Brundidge Saturday night.Mullis sings the blues in a folksy kind of way that is almost mesmerizing, said Chris Rich, studio 116 co-director, Mullis sings a potato chip style of music. It’s like trying to eat just one potato chip. You can’t do it.“When you hear James Mullis sing you want to hear him sing again and again,” Rich said. “James has been at studio 116 before with Perry Brown and Fire Mountain. We are excited to have him back as the featured performer.” Email the author By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Mullis, a local talent, has recently moved to Birmingham and is playing his kind of music in the big city. However, Mullis said he loves to play for the home crowd and is looking forward to being back at studio 116.Also on stage at studio 116 Saturday night will be Wilder Adkins, a folk-musician and hymn singer from Birmingham. He is one of the more popular folk singers in the Birmingham area and recently received the songwriter’s award for the greater Birmingham area.Adkins will sing his own songs in a venue that is becoming a haven for local songwriters. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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