A new news by a International Press Centre has shown that many media announcement focuses reportage on a statute All Progressives Congress and a categorical opposition, Peoples Democratic Party.
The IPC remarkable that a report, that represents a partial of a post-election coverage and reportage of a electoral routine and approved governance issues, has determined that media stating continues to be lopsided in foster of a dual heading domestic parties.
The news covers a outcome of a monitoring of 12 imitation and online newspapers in a pronounced period.
The monitored newspapers embody PUNCH, Guardian, Daily Sun, Vanguard, ThisDay, Nigerian Tribune, The Nation, Leadership, Daily Trust, Blue Print (online version), TheCable (published online only) and a Premium Times (published online only).
Also monitored was a chatter hoop and website of a Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to a IPC, a dual vital domestic parties were reported a sum 92.32 per cent of a sum media coverage given all a domestic parties.
“While APC got 781 media mentions amounting to 48.39 per cent, PDP got 709 mentions that accounts for 43.93 per cent.
“Out of all a other 89 parties, usually 27 parties, representing 8 per cent, had media coverage and this showed a unchanging settlement as had been witnessed in prior media monitoring that concentration on a pre-elections and a choosing period.
“The dual other domestic parties that came third and fourth in a scale of media coverage are most distant behind in terms of a range of media coverage they got.
“While a Social Democratic Party got 32 mentions or dual per cent, a All Progressives Grand Alliance got 30 mentions during 1.86 per cent,” a news shows.
Executive Director of IPC, Lanre Arogundade, urged media owners and reporters to be supportive in their reportage, reside by a ethics of a row and also be thorough in their report.
He said, “In traffic with these issues, it is a row that a media contingency continue to be reliable and dispute supportive in their reportage.
“Thus, a news serves as a sign to a media on their purpose in preventing distrust and assault during and after elections by fact-based, independent, transparent, accountable and just reporting.
“There is a need for INEC to control an executive estimation on a information distribution strategies, both in a mainstream and on amicable media platforms.”