Free and fair elections

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Free and fair elections

While elections do not guarantee democratic progress, they tend to advance the overall goals of democracy. Elections discourage mismanagement and corruption by holding leaders accountable for their actions, and democratically elected governments are more likely to uphold human rights and serve the basic needs of their people. Moreover, elections motivate citizens to engage with their government as well as to increase citizens’ understanding of democratic principles and processes. Our election programmes aim to inform the citizens on the electoral process.

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Ahead of Uganda's 2011 general elections, Media Focus on Africa implemented a national media campaign to sensitise and mobilise voters across the country.
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Mobile reporters give a voice to Kenyan voters. The use of mobile phones enables reporters to document ignored issues, and raise marginalized voices.
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In collaboration with Butterfly Works, MFA implemented an SMS campaign that measured the political temperature in the running up to the 2007 Kenya general elections.
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With the support of the UNDP Elections Assistance Programme MFA conducted a 'harmonised and issue-based' media campaign for the 2007 General Elections in Kenya.
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National awareness campaign to support the online national voter register (NVR) and SMS polling station verification service, ahead of Uganda’s 2011 general elections.
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