As the 2018 elections approach, new tensions arise around Madagascar’s mining sites. Our work is helping prevent violent clashes.
Post-Election Study – February 2016 – “Let Us Vote for Peace”: Support for Peaceful, Credible, Participatory and Transparent Elections in Guinea”
The project was launched to improve participation in the 2015 elections in Guinea and to reduce the risk of socio-political tensions that have characterised previous parliamentary and presidential elections. The goals of the project were to improve civic education through radio programmes, provide credible information on the electoral process and prevent electoral violence through early detection and rapid response.
The study covered the areas of Boké, Kindia, Labé, Mamou and 5 municipalities in Conakry. Qualitative methods included individual interviews and Focus Group Discussions with 144 participants. Quantitative methods focused on opinion polls and were administered to 600 people, with 62% male and 38% female respondents.
Participants found that the project successfully diffused credible information about the election (85%), helped strengthen knowledge around the election process (85%), contributed to voter mobilisation (88%) and was an important factor in the easing of socio-political tensions (82%). Whilst the project was successful in achieving its intended objectives, recommendations for improvement included developing a strategy to reach more women, implementing a decentralised strategy to cover different regions and carry out an assessment of the media audience.
Media is a crucial player in conflict situations capable of both inciting violence and catalyzing positive change. Search is a recognized pioneer in using media to promote peace and stability in conflict-ridden communities.
Introducing the first female (and fictional) Prime Minister of Nepal.
Participate in a nation-wide contest and win an internship with celebrated filmmaker Tsering Rhitar Sherpa!
Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of listeners across Rwanda tune into a radio show that became a lifeline for farmers at risk of losing everything.