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Because Accountability Counts: A Journalists’ Guide for Covering Post-elections

James Hottor
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September 1, 2010

Produced by as part of the Ghana Post-elections Intervention Project, this guide is designed to help empower journalists and other stakeholders with information and knowledge to hold elected officers accountable to their pre-election campaign promises. It was published by PenPlusBytes, the International Institute for Information Communication Technology (ICT) Journalism in Accra, Ghana, with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. The guide provides an overview of the post-elections landscape in Ghana, covering governance, legislative issues, political parties and their manifestos, the ruling party and opposition, governing after an election, and lessons to be learned from the 2007 Kenyan elections experience.

The guide includes of the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Political History & Media Landscape of Ghana
  • Chapter 2: Covering Post-Elections
  • Chapter 3: ICTs In Post-Elections Coverage
  • Chapter 4: Investigative Journalism in Post-Election Period
  • Chapter 5: Covering Budgets & Extractive Industries
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