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With mis- and disinformation on the rise, journalists need to make an extra effort when reporting on elections.

In Nigeria, where elections will be held on 16 February, the abundance of fake news on blogs, news sites and on WhatsApp makes it even harder to report the truth.

To help you cover the 2019 Nigerian elections, Nigeria-based freelance journalist Patrick Egwu rounded up these four pieces of advice that you can also use for covering other elections around the world.

Can solutions journalism boost newsrooms’ cashflow? Find out more at Newsrewired on 6 March at Reuters, London.

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