Structure in stories

An overwhelming majority of the units (68%) had a very good structure, representing an improvement of 14% against the 2019 results. Print media improved significantly against 2019 by 30%. News on radio and TV got low ratings on the issue of structure. The programmes’ structure is much better (80%) and close to print (77%).

Critical viewpoints

Media ought to engender good governance and monitor public accountability by providing critical viewpoints to various societal actors. Unlike previous reports that narrowed their scope to ‘critical viewpoints’ on the government, this year’s analysis has broadened its scope to also cover other actors such as the private sector, NGOs, and religious institutions. The findings show that only 4% of all the media units were critical to the government.