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Tanzanian journalist benefits from Canadian capacity building efforts

ARUSHA, Tanzania – The radio speaker cackles with static as Rotlinde Achimpota turns the dial, before stopping at 93 FM  ̶ Mambo Jambo Radio, affectionately known to its listeners as MJ. The voice of a young broadcaster is heard reporting

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#PressFreedom in 2013: An Overview

211 journalists were jailed worldwide in 2013, following the highest number ever recorded the previous year: 232, says the press freedom group Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ. These statistics prove the state of press freedom around the world has

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Tanzanian Women In Action For Development

ARUSHA, Tanzania – When a six-year-old girl named Salma, accompanied by her grandmother, entered Maria Mushi’s office in Arusha claiming she hadn’t been payed for work as a housemaid, this 55-year-old sprang into action. Mushi listened to Salma’s case and decided to

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The slum series – Voice of Kibera

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kibera is known as Africa’s largest slum. It’s located in Nairobi, Kenya and home to a new media renaissance. Featuring the voices of Vincent Achuka, editor and journalist at the Ghetto Mirror, Sande Wycliffe, programmer at the

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The slum series – Welcome to Arusha

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Driving from Arusha’s Impala roundabout to the suburb of Njiro, a relic of a railway cuts across the road, almost acting as a demarcation line between extreme wealth and extreme poverty in this city. On one side

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The slum series – Moshi’s social reality

MOSHI, Tanzania — “Shikamoo Mama Kishe,” a girl says as she balances a bucket of water on her head, crossing the railway line. This is the ultimate form of respect in the Swahili language, and a way to greet elders

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#RightsMedia story: A safe home for abused Tanzanian girls

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Welcome to Pippi House. Karibu sana. Please feel at home. This is Tanzania’s only safe house for abused and homeless girls, founded in 2011 by Aristides Nshange. After spending five years establishing a place for street kids in

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