Political candidates in western Tanzania can no longer insult their opponents during radio ads on the region’s leading station.Read more
The Peace and Election Program in Tanzania strives to strengthen the ability of traditional and non-traditional media to report accurate information on the elections and referendum to the public, and specifically the youth. Internews has conducted a study to assess the Tanzanian media landscape and is working to train and mentor journalists on election and post-election coverage and specifically election issues affecting women and conflict sensitive journalism, host roundtable discussions between media and electoral stakeholders and monitor traditional and new media throughout the electoral cycle.
Women’s voices are rarely included in the news
In Tanzania, women as expert sources of information and opinions are still routinely passed over for men, partly because media outlets have no contact lists of women sources, and journalists are not required by their media houses to ensure
Swahili-language fact-checking page NuktaFakti dispels rumors and publishes stories, infographics, and tips on how to protect against COVID-19.
Felix Mwakyembe, a Tanzanian journalist based in the province of Mbeya, was a reporter with the Raia Mwema newspaper back in 2010 when he produced a few stories on a Chinese-run gold mining operation in Chunya district, about 960 kilometers southwest of Dar es Salaam in the country’s sou
In Tanzania, Lack of Information and Internet Access Compound the Problem of Informing the Public about COVID-19
Internews’ #InformationSavesLives campaign provides updates from journalists around the world on how they’re coping with coronavirus coverage and maintaining their operations.
By Temigunga Mahondo
Chuchu FM is a community radio station in Zanibar, Tanzania that is supported by Internews through its Boresha Habari project, funded by USAID. The programming focuses on women and youth and local issues.