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Voter-centred election reporting for radio

Voter-centred election reporting puts the emphasis on covering the issues that voters are concerned about instead of simply reporting what politicians say or do.

Course content

The three-day course includes:

  • role and responsibilities of journalists in the election period
  • phases of elections
  • understanding and analysing party manifestos
  • finding election issues relevant to voters
  • research and fact checking
  • techniques to keep interviews on track and get answers
  • tips for dealing with political influence and media intimidation

Using a combination of theory and hands-on practice, trainers will guide the participants through the radio production process and give in-depth feedback to enhance radio skills.

Radio formats explored include:

  • interviews
  • debates
  • round tables, discussions
  • phone-in programmes
  • radio features
  • voxpops
  • news reports

Participants will have the use of MISA Malawi’s audio recorders, microphones and headphones for the duration of this course.

Who should attend?

The course is valuable for both experienced and entry-level journalists because of its focus on voter-centered (or issues-based) reporting – a type of election reporting that is relatively unknown in Malawi.

Who are the trainers?

MISA Malawi trainers are experienced, practising journalists and communications specialists who have completed a rigorous ‘Train the Trainer’ course to develop their training expertise. They have also conducted workshops alongside trainers from DW Akademie, Germany’s media development organisation, to benefit from their international experience.

Find out more about our trainers here.

Where is the course held?

Course offered in Lilongwe are held at MISA Malawi’s purpose-built media training centre.

The centre is equipped with:

  • audio recording kits
  • modern computers equipped with audio editing software
  • projectors and projector screens
  • high-speed internet.

It includes:

  • two large well ventilated training rooms
  • air conditioning
  • library
  • kitchen
  • outside luncheon area
  • ample car parking.

Address: Mtolankhani House, Plot 99 in the Acacia area, Lilaga Community

Mtolankhani House is located about 7km from Gateway Mall. From town, take the Mchinji Road, turn right on the newly constructed Kasiya Road. Turn left at the Acacia signpost and follow the signposts from there to Mtolankhani House.

More information

For more information please contact us on:
info@misamalawi.org or
+265 1 758 091

All of MISA Malawi’s media trainings have been developed in close cooperation with DW Akademie, Germany’s leading media development organisation. Our media workshops meet international standards while being tailored to local conditions.

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