Sierraloaded, Sierra Leone’s most popular online media platform, has deployed fifty accredited media observers nationwide to monitor the elections on Saturday in line with its commitment to promoting transparency and accountability.
Sierra Leoneans will go to the polls on 24th June 2023 to cast their votes in the presidential, parliamentary, and local councils’ elections. As the country’s political landscape takes shape, media outlets need to play a pivotal role in providing transparent and unbiased coverage of the electoral process.
Recognizing the significance of credible journalism, Sierraloaded has assembled a team of experienced journalists and media professionals to ensure fair and accurate reporting during this critical period.
Head of Business, Alhaji Gamanga said, “The deployment of media observers by Sierraloaded serves multiple purposes. Firstly, it aims to monitor and report on the conduct of the overall electoral environment. These observers will closely observe polling centers, tallying centers, and the overall process, ensuring that accurate and timely information reaches the public.
“Secondly, Sierraloaded’s media observers will act as impartial witnesses, documenting any irregularities or violations of electoral laws that may occur during the electoral process. By maintaining a non-partisan stance and adhering to professional journalistic standards, they will play a crucial role in holding political actors accountable and safeguarding the integrity of the elections.”
In the same vein, Sierraloaded, through its online platform and social media channels will provide real-time updates and analysis of the electoral process on Saturday across the sixteen districts in Sierra Leone. By leveraging its expertise and upholding the principles of ethical journalism, Sierraloaded aims to contribute to a fair and transparent electoral process that strengthens democracy in Sierra Leone.
Head of Content, Tolulope Aina said the initiative will empower citizens with reliable information, enabling them to make informed decisions and actively participate in the democratic process.
“The deployment of media observers by Sierraloaded also highlights the important role that online news platforms play in today’s media landscape. With the rapid advancement of technology and the increasing popularity of digital media, online platforms have become a primary source of news for many individuals. Sierraloaded, with its significant online presence and extensive reach, is well-positioned to provide comprehensive coverage of the 2023 elections.” He added.