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Bringing ideas and evidence to light

New ideas and the latest evidence from Twaweza summarized into handy blog posts coming out of our recent Evidence and Ideas event.

Sauti Za Wananchi series | Not to that extent?

Sauti za Wananchi is presenting the most recently available nationally representative data around Tanzanians’ views on information and public debate.

Uwezo Tanzania | Inequalities in education

In Iringa Urban, the best performing district, 75% of children aged 9 to 13 are able to pass basic literacy tests in English and Kiswahili and basic numeracy tests. The worst performing district is Sikonge, where only 17% of children were able to pass those basic tests.

Analysis of Online Content Regulations

Twaweza, independently and alongside our partners in the Coalition on the Right to Information, submitted analyses to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports on proposed Online Content Regulations (2017).

Analysis of Broadcast Content Regulations

Twaweza submitted analysis to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports on the Broadcast Content Regulations (2017).

Broadcasting, policing, human rights and “sedition” in Tanzania

The Act states in article 57 that “a person shall not be prosecuted for any seditious offence under this Act unless with a written consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

On “sedition”, the law is clear. So what is the TCRA doing?

This begs this first fundamental question: How can the TCRA legitimately penalise five TV stations for “seditious” broadcasts when “sedition” is not mentioned in the relevant enabling law?
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