Latin America: Election Coverage
On April 30th, 2021, USAGM organized a conference about security and safety as well as ethical and trustworthy reporting during upcoming elections throughout Latin America. More than 65 journalists from digital, radio and television media affiliated with the Voice of America participated in the virtual debate.
Participants explored how to provide balance and objective coverage of political stories, including the candidates, and the ethical responsibilities expected of journalists while maintaining security protocols during the pandemic.
The session concluded with a discussion about the importance of understanding the political and electoral system, and how to organize and control a coverage budget for the electoral process.