Incumbent President Yoweri Museveni continues to dominate news coverage in both print and broadcast media.
This is according to the latest media monitoring report on coverage of the 2016 elections released this morning by the African Centre for Media Excellence.
Museveni is closely followed by Independent presidential candidate and former premier Amama Mbabazi and FDC’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye in second and third place respectively.
According to the report on media coverage of the 2016 elections, January findings by ACME, The report that tracked media coverage for the month of January 2016, indicates that Museveni has been given more space in newspapers, radios, and Televisions followed by Besigye and Mbabazi.
It also shows that most election stories aired in January were by Kampala based radio stations with KFM leading with 10% while radios in Western region aired the least election stories.
In January, the presidential candidates received more coverage than those vying for parliamentary seats. The report also shows a significant rise in coverage of other presidential candidates including MaureenKyalya, Joseph Mabirizi, Rtd. Maj. Gen. BenonBiraro, Dr. Abed Bwanika and Prof. Venansius Baryamureba due to the prominence they received after the first presidential debate.