Over the next few weeks the resilience of critical public institutions will be in sharp focus as the political campaign season dominates the national conversation.

Institutions that have the responsibility of providing information to the public based on facts regarding the state of the nation, rather than catering to the prevailing political mood, should expect elevated levels of pressure. Those who gather and publish information that provides a snapshot of the state of the nation must resist the political hysteria that escalates ahead of elections. ..

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