A paper for presentation at a consultative meeting organized by ENMS

Ethiopian/ MIRH/ 13 DEC 2021

Ethiopia conducted its sixth national election on June 21, 2021 in the midst of enormous political, security, economic, and geopolitical challenges; and the election culminated with a sweeping victory by the Prosperity Party. As it is often stressed, the mass media plays a pivotal role in making the exercise of freedom of expression and information a reality. Media freedom is vital for keeping citizens informed. That is to say that the media inform the public about matters of public interest and act as a watchdog over government. Informing the public and acting as a watchdog are the two aspects of the media that constitute the democratic role of the media.

Launched: August 04, 2021

Open access: yes

Languages: English

Genres: Research article

Publisher: Abdissa Zerai

Venue of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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