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Twaweza in the news | Not to that extent

On March 29, Sauti za Wananchi launched a brief report on citizens' views on information and public debate. Usually, we invite various TV, radio and print reporters to join us in the official launches of these reports for the findings to reach a wider audience. The launch Not to that extent? Tanzanians’ views on information and public debateattracted wide media coverage throughout the country.

On the day of the launch, news regarding the research brief was aired via news bulletins on Azam TV2. Radio stations that covered the brief were Radio Uhuru, Times FM, RFA and EA FM.

For most print and broadcast media, the main focus was on the citizens' desire to criticise the President and the government as well as levels of trust in the media and the political leaders.  The Citizen, Tanzania Daima and the Guardian made this a front-page story. 

The Guardian covered the fact that while the majority of Tanzanians believe that they should be able to criticise the government and the president, more than half of citizens don't feel free to do so. 

 

 

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