As the United Nations Group of Experts implicated Rwanda and later on Uganda, the world especially the Western world reacted with tough actions suspending aid to the tiny Central African nation, which many agrees has recovered so quickly from the 1994 genocide.
By Richard Mgamba, The Guardian on Sunday, Tanzania
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Conditions for journalists are worsening in Tanzania, with reporters increasingly being harassed, attacked and censoring their work out of fear of reprisal, a study has found.
By Kizito Makoye, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Fri 9 Aug 2013
Continue reading Tanzanian journalists self-censor for fear of attack, harassment
In the morning of July 1, this year, when five million residents of Dar es Salaam woke up to a life-time shock and couldn’t believe their eyes weren’t cheating. Some thought they had been caught by the wrong hop.
Richard Mgamba, Guardian on Sunday (Tanzania) 7 July 2013
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As outsiders, we have always admired the level of freedom British journalists enjoy while carrying out their work and admired the quality of journalism that follows. What’s more, African journalists use British precedents to push their governments to repeal draconian media laws, most of which were enacted by British colonial governments in efforts to suppress free speech during struggles for independence. Continue reading Regulating the UK media sends the wrong signal to Africa
Freedom of the media is in sharp decline following the brutal attack on Absalom Kibanda, Chairperson of Tanzania Editors Forum at his home in Dares Salaam.
Continue reading No more ‘Uhuru’ for Tanzanian media
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is appalled at the recent harassment of its member and Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, following recent moves by Immigration officers to arrest, detain and interrogate his parents in Kagera region. Continue reading ALERT: Tanzanian investigative journalist harassed