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Myanmar’s Youthful Change – CBC The World this Weekend

YANGON, Myanmar – There has been a transition taking place in this Southeast Asian country since the end of 50 years of military dictatorship in 2012. The first fully democratic elections in 2015 brought Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for

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Media Literacy Talks for Tanzania’s Youth

I’m on the back of a boda-boda motorcycle taxi, heading uphill, when my driver, Nuru, points out the drive-way leading to the house of Tanzania’s former prime minister and current presidential hopeful, Edward Lowassa. Not even five seconds after we

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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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#RightsMedia story: Obama and democracy in Tanzania, the next chapter

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Once a beacon of stability in a region of turmoil, Tanzania is an emerging economy with serious democratic flaws. On the heels of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the East African nation, many Tanzanians are left

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#RightsMedia doc: #Tanzania ‘s #burgeoning #youth #opposition

Part 2: 27-year-old Nanyaro Ephata is a Chadema (political opposition party in Tanzania) youth leader based in Arusha. He organizes party youth to rally behind elected members of parliament when they visit the region to speak. Ephata accuses the governing

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#RightsMedia story: Tanzanian youth rising

ARUSHA, Tanzania — Despite statements made by the Tanzanian government to discredit the opposition and blame unemployed “idle youths” or “rioters” for actions taken against the state, the governing CCM party’s public relations campaign seems doomed to fail. The CCM (Chama

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#RightsMedia doc: Backstage with the Warriors #Kilimanjaro #Tanzania #Music #Awards #KTMA2013

Part three of a documentary series about the Arusha-based afro-fusion, reggae band, Warriors from the East. Backstage at the 2013 Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards show, Ras Magere and Ghetto Grade from Warriors talk about how the band has built a

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