Two major events had been dominating effects in the New Zealand media in 2008. The general election was a demanding time in which the media played an active role beyond simply reporting events and came under scurtiny almost as much as the...
Election fever and news ways of campaigning were a colourful part of the 2001 Fiji elections. With the elections came innovative ways from the media industry in educating people and making them aware of issues.
The context of an election makes little difference to the way the journalist practises his or her profession. The basics are all the same. We do not adopt a different set of values because a group of politicians are vying for power.
A look at the reporting of general elections from the perspective of the Australian Press Council presented at the University of the South Pacific with an eye to the Fiji election in may 1999.