Election Coverage Network

Project:

Radio reports produced by Iraqi journalists to explain Iraq’s federal elections held in early 2010.

Production Runtime:

July 2009 to January 2010

Partners:

United Nations Mission to Iraq (UNAMI)



The Election Coverage Network helped to educate local voters before Iraq’s general elections in January 2010. The project started in early July of 2009 and saw teams of journalists from right around Iraq produce a variety of radio reports on issues around the upcoming elections. This was done in cooperation with a team of German and Arabic editors.

The aim of the project was to provide the Iraqi people with independent information about parties, candidates and details on the voting process.
The results of the journalists’ work was broadcast over a network of FM radio stations right around Iraq. The reports, broadcast in Arabic and Kurdish, were also available online at www.niqash.org/iraqvotes.