21st September 2015
The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development
Elections News Network
Issue Report about Evaluating TV Channels Performance in Covering Parliamentary Elections 2015
On Monday, 21st September 2015, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development, in cooperation with Elections News Network, issued a report about evaluating the performance of TV channels in covering the parliamentary elections 2015. The report tackles the results of polls conducted during the period from 1/9/2015 to 17/9/2015. The report bases on the legal criteria regarding the law of practicing political rights no.45 of 2014.
In its methodology, the report depends on general questionnaire for voters in 15 governorates targeting a sample that included 1200 people in those governorates. The sample included the category from 18 to 60 years old. The report bases on questionnaires through online interviewing schedule which means that the fault indicator reached 25%. The questionnaire reached some results, the most important of which are:
- 62% of the sample sees that TV channels provide adequate information.
The polls’ results revealed that 62% of the research sample sees that different TV channels provide adequate information regarding the electoral process, while 38% of the sample pointed out that that information provided by TV channels are not adequate and they have to follow up newspapers and news websites to have more information about the electoral process.