The government of united republic of tanzania has enacted four acts concerning with the. The media council of tanzania mct, legal and human right centre. Tanzania s long term perspective plan 201112 202526 pg. A focus group discussion was also held with select media and civil society actors to understand the terrain of access to information in tanzania and how ict could be used to advance access to information and government openness. From the research made, the author discovers that that the media council of tanzania plays a minor role in the aspect above although that is one big role that they have to offer. Laws governing media practice in kenya a journalists handbook this publication is a simpli. Contribution of nemc to the tanzania social economic database the national environment management council nemc was established in 1983 when the government of tanzania enacted the national environment management act no. English is the worlds first global language and has become essential for people who wish to travel, enjoy english language culture and interact with people from other countries at work or socially. This act may be cited as the pharmaceuticals and poisons act, 1978, and shall come into operation on such date as the minister may, by notice in the gazette, appoint. Tanzania that includes mainland tanzania and the semiautonomous island region of zanzibar. The main issue is whether these media councils play a major role in enhancing ethical standards and perceptions. Complainant, media council of tanzania, legal and human rights centre tanzania human. Pdf the use of social media among adolescents in dar es. Content of newspapers, magazines and periodicals in circulation in new zealand including their websites.
The council had been established in 1997 with a mandate to ensure professional ethics and protect individuals from invasion of privacy. The history of the print media in tanzania can be traced back to 1888 and 1890 when the newspapers were introduced sturmer, 1998. As an example, tanzania education networkmtandao wa elimu tanzania tenmet, a membership umbrella organization, began with 39 members in 1999. A democratic tanzania with a free, responsible and effective media. By june 2009, it had 260 organizations in its database, but only 147 were voting members. Accreditation board, independent media council and framework for regulation of media services and for other related matters. The text had been published as a bill in the countrys gazette on august 26. The medical council of tanganyika is a statutory body established under section 3 of the medical practitioners and dentists act, cap. Chaligha overview democracy can only grow and thrive where citizens perceive their government to be transparent and accountable to them. Research summary report african media development initiative. Media services act, 2016, 97 gazette of the united republic of tanzania aug.
Distribution of population aged five years and above by five year age group and literacy status. In tanzania still about 70 to 80 per cent labour is absorbed in this sector. According to the 2012 population and housing census phs reveals that, the population of tanzania has grown from 12,3,496 12. Importance of agricultural sector in a countrys economic development. The national examinations council of tanzania necta is government institution which was established by the parliamentary act no. Effective 4th november, 2019, the tanzania immigration department has introduced a new system whereby all visa applications are made online. Tanzania five year development plan 201617202021 fydp ii pg. Taarifa kwa mashirika yasiyo ya kiserikali ngos kuhusu mfumo mpya wa malipo. Seeking partners for press freedom media council of tanzania and. Chandrasekhar for the aga khan graduate school of media and communications. The tanzania communications regulatory act of 2003 created the tanzania communications regulatory authority, which oversees broadcast licensing. The media council act, 20 and the kenya information and communications amendment act, 20 association of media women in kenya wendy court, hse no. The citizen tanzania breaking news, headlines, photos. Urt has a total of 31 regions 25 in tanzania mainland and 5 in zanzibar.
From independence in 1961 until the mid1980s, tanzania was a oneparty state, with a socialist model of economic development. Government focus to nurture an industrial economy pg. Aug 31, 2012 the media council of tanzania mct is an independent, voluntary, nonstatutory self regulatory body established by the media fraternity on june 30th 1995 at the journalists and stakeholders convention that was held in dar es salaam. The local government system in tanzania count ofil 201718. This has seen positive developments in the last two years which include the media council of tanzania mct and the tanzania media fund taking an active role in.
Enacted by parliament of the united republic of tanzania part i preliminary provisions short title and commencement 1. The media council of kenya is a statutory body established in october 2007 by the media act cap 411b as the leading institution in the regulation of media and the conduct and discipline of journalists. In january and february 1992, the government decided to adopt. State of the media in tanzania 20172018 media council. Enacted by parliament of the united republic of tanzania. The british administration took over from 1919 to 1961, during which time the media was also not geared towards the majority of tanzanians.
The former was a colony and part of german east africa from the 1880s to 1919, when, under the league of nations, it became a british mandate. Tanzania human development report 1999 page ii tanzania reform its vocational training system. Agricultural progress permits the shift of manpower from agricultural to nonagricultural sector. The media council of tanzania mct is among 81 media, press freedom, and human rights organizations that are jointly appealing to 10 african journalists. The use of social media among adolescents in dar es salaam and mtwara, tanzania article pdf available in reproductive health matters 2243.
Dar es salaam regional commissioner paul makonda may have bitten more than he could chew today, february 17, 2020, when he sought to praise the impact of a propoor government programme. Despite this, educational performance statistics remain alarming, educational infrastructure in most parts of the country remains very substandard and progress has been frustrated by a wide range of issues that are examined in the. The international press institute ipi today expressed concern that a proposed media bill now before tanzanias parliament will curtail freedom of expression and press freedom in the country. Tanzania will hold local government elections in november 2019, with presidential and parliamentary elections in october 2020. These efforts support tanzanias commitment to improve health outcomes and health care services, focusing on efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability. The new zealand media council is an independent forum for resolving complaints about the following. State department said that despite the guarantee of free speech in the constitution. The united republic of tanzania urt is comprised of tanganyika tanzania mainland and zanzibar. Nmc participates in saudi media forum mansour al mansouri, directorgeneral of the national media council. The united states and tanzania have collaborated for decades to address critical health needs, with a focus on quality integrated services, health systems strengthening, and healthy behaviors. One such scholar is sturmer 1998, whose book on the media history of tanzania categorises the study into three key phases, namely the press of german east africa, tanzania formerly tanganyika. The media council of tanzania is an independent, voluntary nonstatutory body with the objective of assisting and maintaining freedom of the media in the united republic of tanzania.
The media council of tanzania was established on june 30th 1995 at the journalists and stakeholders convention held at the korean cultural centre in dar es salaam. In the threemillioninhabitants metropolis, nearly 80 % of tanzania s periodicals appear, and. In the threemillioninhabitants metropolis, nearly 80 % of tanzania. The members of a traditional council allowed discussion and a free and. Independent media council of uganda the independent media council of uganda imcu was formed in february 2006 by 42 media houses and association during a twoday meeting held at entebbe botanical beach hotel. The council started as a selfregulating body for the media industry in. The media council of tanzania mct in 2009 decided to try to improve the situation. Objectives of the council the objectives of the council shall be. Apr 10, 2010 the media council of tanzania is an independent, voluntary nonstatutory body with the objective of assisting and maintaining freedom of the media in the united republic of tanzania. Nemc was established because there was high demand of a national institution to supervise environmental. New media bill threatens press freedom in tanzania.
The media services act, 2016 will be tabled in parliament today for final reading and is likely to be passed tomorrow. Tanzania five year development plan 201112 201516 fydp i pg. The united republic of tanzania the local government finances act, 1982 this edition of the local government finances act, 1982 incorporates all the amendments made to it since its enactments in 1982 up to 30th june, 2000 and is printed under the authority of section 18 of the interpretation of laws and general clauses act, 1972. Tanzania renewable energy business incubator tarebi 3rd floor baraka plaza, mikocheni b, po box 35036, dar es salaam, tanzania cell. Parliament reportedly passes media law, heavily criticized by press freedom activists, supra. The media landscape in tanzania continues to be diverse and highly competitive, offering the population a wide range of sources of news and entertainment. Accreditation board, independent media council and framework for regulation of.
Beginning in the mid1980s, under the administration of president ali hassan mwinyi, tanzania undertook a number of political and economic reforms. From the research made, the author discovers that that the media council of tanzania plays a minor role in the aspect above although that. Citizens will support and complement government efforts if the government informs them of how decisions that affect them are taken. Media council 20 part ii establishment of the media council of kenya establishment of the media council. Tanzania special country report o n april 26, 2014, the people of the united republic of tanzania will be celebrating the golden jubilee of the union between their two sovereign countries, the republic of tanganyika and the peoples republic of zanzibar, which gave birth to the new sovereign republic. The council and the legal and human rights centre as well as the tanzania human rights defenders coalition say the media services act, 2016 violates the eac treaty by restricting the type and content of news aired, thus infringing on the right to. Enacted by the parliament of the united republic of tanzania. Resonating with hints of the wild and exotic, these four alone are reason enough to justify packing your bag and heading off to tanzania. Tanzanias long term perspective plan 201112 202526 pg. In chapter 4, i will discuss whether the local government laws in tanzania give functional powers to the local governments to exercise their functions without interference from the central government. The council the tanzania national business council the council has 40 members 20 members being nominated by the private sector associations under the auspices of the tanzania private sector foundation tpsf and other 20 members are nominated by the government of the united republic of tanzania. The impact of local government reforms in tanzania 19982008 bypertidemand andjamalmsami research on poverty alleviation, repoa, is an independent, nonprofit organization concerned.
The council is nongovernmental, independent and voluntary. Necta is responsible for the administration of all national examinations in tanzania. Problems with freedom of the press in tanzania existed before the adoption of the act. The council is the leading institution in the regulation of media and the conduct and discipline of journalists in kenya. Media council of tanzania mct media and information. In its report on human rights in the country in 2015, the u. The african great lakes nation of tanzania dates formally from 1964, when it was formed out of the union of the much larger mainland territory of tanganyika and the coastal archipelago of zanzibar. State tv tanzania broadcasting corporation known as tbc launched in 2001, several. Although about 70 % of the population live in rural areas, both electronic and print media focus on the countrys economic and political centre, dar es salaam.
Fostering a stronger media in africa is an indispensable part of tackling poverty, improving development and enabling africa to attain its development goals. Tanzania journalists code of ethics and the rights of. Total tanzania 30 148 44 725 3,939 3 2,918 64,691 44,928,923 51. The tanzania national bureau of statistics reports that real gross domestic product gdp growth was 7. African council on communication education the role of the mass media in the implementation of tanzanias foreign policy. The council may, subject to such conditions as it may impose, delegate to any person or body of persons, the power of appointment to any office or offices on the staff of the council.
Interpretation in this constitution, unless the context requires otherwise, board means the governing board, which is one of the principal organs of the media council of tanzania. Media of tanzania includes print, radio, television, and the internet. The print media was introduced to supplement oral communication. In 2009, tanzania was one of the first countries in africa to undertake a national study on violence against children, which showed that 6 % of females and 9 % of males in zanzibar experienced sexual abuse as children and almost threequarters. Whether the local government laws in tanzania give the powers and. Draft for constitutions registered under the ngo act no. The local media industry in tanzania has gone through several phases, including that of german colonial era in the 1880s to 1919, which mostly catered for the needs of the then german administration. Seat of the council the seat of the council shall be dar es salaam.
Media for development international tanzania mfditz seeks to promote development through socially conscious programming in tanzania and africa at large. English for adults beginners british council tanzania. Local media have linked this decision with ms dabos alleged criticism of controversial elections in zanzibar. In in in in in in in in in in in in in in in in gi en gi gi gi gi gi gi gi gi gi gi gi gi sp gi eng swa swa swa swa eng swa eng swa swa swa swa swa swa swa swa also eng. The international press institute ipi today expressed concern that a proposed media bill now before tanzania s parliament will curtail freedom of expression and press freedom in the country.
Code of conduct adopted by the media council of tanzania, a voluntary nonstatutory body whose task is to ensure the highest professional standards. The council started as a selfregulating body for the media. Transparency and accountability in local governance in tanzania. Uk residents can no longer obtain visa stickers from the tanzania high commission in london due to this change. Transparency and accountability in local governance in tanzania by amon e. Media council sues tanzania govt over press freedom the. Following the outbreak of coronavirus, staff at the media council of tanzania mct will be working from home for two weeks. The media council of tanzania mct is an independent, voluntary, nonstatutory self regulatory body established by the media fraternity on june 30th 1995 at the journalists and stakeholders convention that was held in dar es salaam. Media for development international promoting development. Aug 27, 2015 the only recording facility available at the time was at the stateowned radio tanzania dar es salaam rtd, now the tanzania broadcasting cooperation tbc. We produce film, video, television, radio serials and music, in tanzania, for tanzania, by tanzanians.
The united republic of tanzania bill supplement no. The role of the mass media in the implementation of tanzania. Journalists code of ethics and the rights of children, adopted by the media council of tanzania. Seeking partners for press freedom media council of.
An act to establish the national construction council and to. We are inspired to continue building on our achievements, says sultan al jaber on national day. Media council of tanzania mct media and information literacy. This is a report by consultants engaged by media council of tanzania mct to investigate and analyze the media services act, 2016 herein after referred to as msa in order to identify potential threats to press freedom and freedom of expression. In 2009, the media council of tanzania mct decided to address the. From the late 60s rtd consistently sponsored tanzanian bands, contributing to the development of a tanzanian music style known as mtindo. India, mozambique, nepal, nigeria, philippines and the gambia.
The treaty for the establishment of the east african community pdf. Samoa, sierra leone, sri lanka, tanzania, trinidad and tobago, uganda and zambia. This was a result of a long campaign and consultative process to introduce in uganda a self regulatory mechanism for the media. The board of directors of the national media council, nmc, has. This research summary report of the findings of the african media development initiative amdi provides a unique set of insights showing how donors, investors, media and media.98 31 1339 184 1131 1357 425 1506 683 443 500 976 1376 1097 836 1623 370 499 1507 1582 453 1314 255 258 1162 872 1254 655 1405 1628 389 591 817 240 402 1171 168 353 20