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.
Internews-trained Journalists Win Reporting Awards in Tanzania and Make an Impact in Local Communities
Seven of the 84 journalists who were recognized at the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania 2015, were journalists who had been trained by Internews.
In the early hours of December 3, 2015, armed gunmen entered Hits FM radio in Zanzibar, threatened the staff, ransacked the station and then set it on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt. No one has been arrested.