Wednesday, 5 December 2012


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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