ElectionsDec 20, 2021
What is the Role of the Lebanese Media in Fostering Democratic Elections?
A free, professional, and impartial media is vital to a well-functioning democracy. Not only does the media inform the public on how to exercise their electoral rights, it also plays a major role in encouraging participation by engaging citizens in a public debate about the political parties, their program, and their candidates. The media can also play a critical role in reinforcing democratic practices during elections, by safeguarding transparency and fairness. By contrast, a biased media can fuel polarization and jeopardize electoral competitiveness through uneven campaign coverage. As we near the 2022 parliamentary elections, this LCPS webinar aims to shed on light on the role of the Lebanese media in fostering democratic elections.