An Assessment of Print Media Coverage on Civic and Voters Education Towards 2015 General Elections in Tanzania: A Case of Mwananchi and HabariLeo

Bilango, Bantulaki Christopher (2017) An Assessment of Print Media Coverage on Civic and Voters Education Towards 2015 General Elections in Tanzania: A Case of Mwananchi and HabariLeo. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the Print Media Coverage on Civic and Voters Education towards 2015 General Elections in Tanzania: The case study of HabariLeo and Mwananchi. It was carried out by using news articles, editorials, features and cartoons. Also the assessment was used to find out if Habarileo and Mwananchi newpapers linked the voters to resourceful people who could give them civic and voters education. The study was to examine if Habarileo and Mwananchi newspapers created awareness to voters on civic and voters education. The study adopted a case study research design which focused on cross-sectional descriptive approach. Both purposive and random sampling techniques were applied whereby 100 respondents were selected from various groups who were interviewed by using questionnaires and also content analyis of the selected two mentioned newspapers. Data collected were qualitatively analyzed by using SPSS and excel, respectively. It was finally revealed from the study that print media and its expertise should give more space of educative materials concerning civic and voters education. The research results established that people have no enough knowledge about civic and voters education and print media is one of useful platform for education provision. This study suggests of civic and voter education to all levels of communities to create awareness.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 06:34
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 06:34
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2144

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