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Hands-on Training Improves Skills of Tanzanian Journalism Students

October 8, 2018
Internews trained journalism students in Tanzania to learn hands-on media skills outside of the classroom.

Seventy-one media graduates attended a six-week practical training in Radio Journalism provided by Internews and hosted at the University of Dar es Salaam’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Saint Augustine University in Mwanza, and the Zanzibar Journalism and Mass Media College.

I learnt how to produce news stories that will empower women and showcase their great achievements that are rarely told in media. — Hellena Chrizostom, Journalism Student

Internews’ project in Tanzania, Boresha Habari, is funded by USAID, and implemented in partnership with FHI 360. It seeks to support an open, inclusive environment in which media and civil society provide accurate and impartial information that promotes participation, inclusion, and accountability. A core focus of this activity is the engagement and empowerment of women and youth in order to elevate their voices, influence, and issues in the public sphere as both producers and consumers of information.