Wednesday, 26 December 2012

IN SALUTE OF WRITER WOLE SOYINKA...

One of the comments in this interview with the Nigerian writer and Nobel Prize laureate, Wole Soyinka (below), notes that  no writer across the world would dare utter the things that he said concerning the issue of religious extremism....

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Monday, 17 December 2012

LESSONS FROM BTS MEDIA SEMINAR A WEEK AND A HALF AGO

Ben Taylor's  remarkable well planned screen outline resembled a miniature school lecture that  showed the "who is who " of Tanzanian media...

Twenty eight bodies and minds in one of those upstairs rooms at SOAS...and three main lessons.
First, those who have lived and worked in Tanzania, those who have interacted with the people never forget it. I spoke to someone who could even remember local bamboo beer called ulanzi...he left 40 years ago yet still loves Tanzania, and can blurt out coherent Swahili phrases and sentences.
Secondly, the caring means recent developments in the media bring out concerns, i. e. the  killing of journalist Daudi Mwangosi...how are things these days compared to Nyerere times? What does democracy mean? How is the press managing? Who is benefiting and what is going on?
Thirdly, the need to discuss, follow the news, be concerned and interested. What is going to happen after the 2015 elections?
 Following pics may shade more light  on the evening of Thursday 6th December...organised by Britain Tanzania Society...
Display table with Tanzania Development Trust's...merchandise  propagating images, projects and the beauty of the country.
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

SEMINAR ON TANZANIAN MEDIA IN LONDON TOMORROW



Britain Tanzania Society -BTs has been running a series of short seminars on various crucial topics since October. Thursday 6th November, a two hour seminar on Tanzanian media is expected to be held in Room 4421 of the School of Oriental and African Studies-SOAS from 5-7pm.
 Anyone can attend and entry is free.

According to BTs, the theme is; “Media and Democracy in Tanzania.”
Main speaker will be Ben Taylor of Daraja which runs newspapers in Njombe and Iringa, south Tanzania. Ben Taylor has been involved in development projects in Tanzania since 1999 and has connections to some of active media personalities for example, Maggid Mjengwa of Kwanza Jamii Blog. Kwanza Jamii has built a name highlighting rural and lives of the poor people outside major towns.

Freddy Macha, writer and columnist will be chairing the seminar which is expected to be attended by many interested in Tanzanian media issues.
 

Last month BTs organised a talk by Tanzanian Transport Minister, Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe who addressed the meeting at the Central Hall, Westminster, regarding the ongoing constitutional review. Minister Mwakyembe who had allegedly two attempts on his life has been accredited for renovating the ailing transport system in Tanzania by introducing trains in congested filled  streets of Dar es Salaam.


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