Community media to report live from the IEC national operational results centre


NEWSHORN journalist Tumelo Waga Dibakwane is one of the 15 journalists from community newspapers who will be reporting this year’s general elections live from the Independent Electoral Commission ( IEC) national operational results centre in Pretoria.
This is for the very first time in history community journalists are given an opportunity to cover the elections live. Previously they were depending on the mainstream media for the coverage, which was making them.
Telkom group executive Noma Faku says this year they decided to give community media a chance cover the event after realising that since the country is diverse communities need to get the news in their own languages by their own journalists.
” We believe that community media will play a big role in interacting with the people from the ground.”