23 June 2014

Tanzania: Scribes to Review Years of Diversity

OVER 200 journalists and media stakeholders are expected to meet this Thursday for the Annual Media Ethics Symposium that will review 20 years of media pluralism and diversity in the country.

The symposium, organised by the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT), will take place at the council's proposed headquarters site at Kimalang'ombe in Bagamoyo, MCT Executive Secretary Kajubi Mukajanga said in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam over the weekend.

"The symposium theme is hinged on the success and challenges that ensued during the two decades of liberalised media in the country,' he said, adding that MCT President Justice Robert Kisanga will officially open the symposium.

There will be a keynote panel where three experts will talk on the challenges of a pluralist media and whether it has enhanced democracy or caused a rift in society as well as the experience of media self regulation.

The experts forming the keynote panel are Professor Penina Mlama, Mr Ndimara Tegambwage and Mr Jenerali Ulimwengu.

Other papers to be presented at the symposium are on "Social Media and Ethics in Tanzania" to be presented by a Lecturer from Tumaini University, Simon Berege and Dr Ayub Rioba of the University of Dar es Salaam will present a paper on 'The Challenges of Journalism Training During the Era of Pluralism and Diversity: Searching for Solutions."

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