Media, politicians' clashes in an election year

The media is critical to electoral processes PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
The media is critical to electoral processes PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

In every election year, journalists and media houses apparently become the ‘worst enemies’ of political parties and politicians alike. Accusations fly thick and fast that some journalists and media houses choose to abandon their watchdog role and become lapdogs of the ruling elite. Mmegi Staff Writer RYDER GABATHUSE follows the story

FRANCISTOWN: Battles have been fought in the social media space, in the pages of some newspapers and the electronic media with political organisations and politicians coming face-to-face with journalists and media houses.

In some instances, these battles have become so ugly that they have been personalised and fought with anything at the parties’ disposal. Politicians will carry the battles to the freedom squares whilst media practitioners will use their available platforms to leverage their fights.

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