SABC Welcomes Media Monitoring Africa Election Coverage Report And Digital News Report 2019 By The Reuters Institute

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Johannesburg – Wednesday, 12 June 2019 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) welcomes the report by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), on the analysis of coverage by media institutions for the 2019 national and provincial elections. The period of analysis was between 1 March and 15 May 2019.

With regard to the SABC, the research examined 3137 election items, across television, radio and online news platforms. The programmes covered were SABC 2’s Morning Live, the Democracy Gauge on SABC 3, two news bulletins a day on all our radio stations, and one prime time news bulletin a day on free-to-air television channels. According to MMA, out of the 3137 items analysed, 99% were found to be “balanced and fair”.

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