STORIFY: Should TV networks allow candidates to guest in their entertainment programs? Why or why not?

Written on February 22, 2013 – 3:15 am | by mediaandelections |

HOW OFTEN have we seen political candidates, especially during an election campaign, appear as guests in television entertainment programs or whose lives are featured in drama anthologies? In its latest Question of the Week (Feb. 18-24, 2013), the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) asked its social media followers for their thoughts whether TV networks should allow to continue the practice or not, and why.

Here are their responses.

CMFR Monitor of the News Media Coverage of 2013 Elections

Given the special nature of the 2013 campaign and elections, the media’s role as credible and critical sources of information and analysis during the election season bears watching. The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) is monitoring the news media coverage of the 2013 campaign and elections in the context of both the special circumstances in which they were taking place, and the opportunity for improved and meaningful reporting and analysis the exercise offered to the Philippine media. 

CMFR has been monitoring media coverage of Philippine elections since 1992, and in every instance has made recommendations towards the improvement of media coverage. These efforts have not been unrewarded. Changes in media coverage incorporating some of the recommendations of the CMFR monitor in 2004 were evident, for example, in the media coverage of the 2007 elections.

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