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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 journalists face sexual harassment in the newsroom and in the field. Internews in Tanzania raises awareness on "sextorsion" in the media with a PSA launched during the 16 days of activism on Gender Based Violence in the workplace.
Internews in Tanzania under the Boresha Habari (Better News) project brought together media and civil society organizations in Mwanza, Tanzania to discuss the issue of domestic workers' rights.
Mchanga Haroub is a senior journalist and Head of Production at Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation on Pemba Island. She bought a smartphone fifteen years ago and was among the first local journalists to own one.
“Prior to this training, I thought data journalism was all about calculations and, since I dislike math, I did not even see the importance of learning it.
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.
In Tanzania, Internews provides senior women journalists with the knowledge and skills to help advance their careers in media, including easy ways to capture video and audio without expensive equipment.
MEDIA stakeholders in the country have challenged the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to increase awareness of information to reduce conflicts and amend its content regulation to cope with changes in technology.