Media Coverage of General Election – April 2004

Media Coverage of General Election – April 2004

In its efforts to promote responsible, accurate and unbiased reporting, particularly during the critical elections the country faced on 2nd April 2004, the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) monitored election related coverage by state and non-state print and electronic media of all three language streams, covering the period 17th February 2004 to 1st April 2004. Monitoring and analysis of election coverage by four Jaffna based newspapers, along with a qualitative analysis of the advertisement campaigns carried out by various political parties during the election period was part of this study. The Final Report of this study can be accessed here.

Monitoring of Print Media Coverage of General Election, April 2004 – by the Media Unit:

Report 3 – 17th February to 12th March 2004
Report 2 – 17th February to 5th March 2004
Report 1 – 17th February to 25th February 2004
Media Coverage of General Election – April 2004
Media Coverage of General Election – April 2004
Media Coverage of General Election – April 2004

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.