Friday, October 29, 2010

African Elections Project to Cover Cote d'Ivoire 2010 Presidential Elections


                                                     Press Release

For immediate release

Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire, 29th October 2010

The African Elections Project (AEP)'ivoire/ will be covering Cote d'Ivoire general election, taking place on Sunday 31st October 2010 to elect a president out of the 14 candidates.  AEP was established in 2008 to empower journalists to cover elections using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) across the continent. AEP has successfully covered elections in Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, Mauritania, Mozambique, Malawi, Togo and with plans are far advanced to cover Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Uganda, Cameroon and Niger.

According to Kofi Mangesi who is leading a team of journalists to cover the elections said "African Elections Project is excited that Cote d'Ivoire is finally taking place after years of delay. He added that AEP is committed to contribute to a better election by working with the media and civil society organizations through the provision of independent information and impartial coverage using ICTs".


In addition to its flagship online portal,'ivoire/ AEP is covering this elections using other new media tools such as facebook, blogs, frontlineSMS and  twitter .


The African Elections Project is coordinated by Ghana based International Institute for ICT Journalism ( ) working hand in hand with other key partners across the continent. The Open Society Initiative for West Africa  is the main strategic and funding partner for AEP project in Cote d'Iovire.



Théodore Kouadio

AEP Cote d'lvoire

International Institute for ICT Journalism

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