Representation of Women in politics in election coverage

Representation of Women in politics in election coverage

During the elections period , women in politics showed that women political actors were under represented in election coverage. Women made up just 11% coverage in the monitored media while men accounted for 89%. Most of women’s visibility was in the national commercial radio stations, which accounted for 28% of their visibility

Representation of Women in politics in election coverage

 

Women political actors were marginalised during the 2018 electoral period. Women made up 9% of the political actors featured in the monitored media while men accounted for 91%.
Despite being under-represented during the electoral period women enjoyed favorable coverage in the media. Overall 77% coverage of women was neutral, 21% was positive and 2% was negative.
Women presidential candidates combined for 7% of the coverage while none of them passed the 4,3% threshold for equitable media coverage.

Key:

Green : Media performing well

Amber : Performing well but there are gaps in reporting

Red :       Issues of concern

 

 

 

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