It’s being called “The Year of Democracy” as about a third of the world votes for their national leaders in 2024. Politicians have always spun their lines but elections seem to get more complex with online campaigns, misinformation, and now the rise of AI-generated content muddying the information ecosystem further. Added to that, the polarisation of society means that often the facts don’t get through. How are journalists around the world covering the slew of elections this year? What are the trends they are seeing? What new journalistic techniques and approaches are needed to make sure they are finding and telling the whole story? And what happens if the facts themselves are contested?

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