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Stop Muzzling the Press in East Africa

World Press Freedom Day is every May 3. The theme of this year’s WPFD, hosted by UNESCO, is Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In Arusha, Tanzania, journalists and media stakeholders from around East Africa

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Tanzania’s Farming Cooperatives Struggle to Bear Fruit

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Apr 4 2014 (IPS) – John Daffi climbs to the top of a hill overlooking a scenic Rift Valley wall and the Ngorongoro forest, where wildlife migrates between the world famous Ngorongoro crater and Tanzania’s Lake Manyara. Daffi,

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Journalists for Human Rights Face New Challenge in East Africa

Years of experience working with journalists in West Africa could not prepare Canada’s media development organization, Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), with what would happen next in East Africa. Written by a former JHR Tanzania media trainer. ARUSHA, Tanzania –

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Pikipiki Diary: A Bodaboda Guide For East Africa

Pikipiki = motorcycle. Bodaboda = motorcycle taxi. It all starts with a bus, to take me out of my comfort zone and into new adventures and surroundings. I left Arusha for Nairobi last September, taking a few weeks to travel

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