MISA Tanzania launches its new website

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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Tanzania Chapter invites visitors to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing the public to access detailed freedom of expression information with the option to share information across major social networking sites.

Speaking during the Launch, MISA Tanzania Chairperson Ms Salome Kitomary said the website will offer freedom of expression news, analyses on policies and laws governing media, alerts on media freedom violations, access to information and act as a resource to researchers and students alike.

The Launch was also co-officiated by Dr Hassan Abbas, Government Spokesperson and Director of Tanzania Information Services who said the Access to Information Act of 2016 became operational since July 2017 and also confirmed that its regulations have been gazetted. The Act and Regulations could be found at here.

According to MISA Tanzania Acting National Director Gasirigwa Sengiyumva, the website created with technical and financial support from DW Akademie will now be found at http://tanzania.misa.org/  . “We have spent some time working on our new website and reorganised our features to make it simpler to our estimated viewers and get what they want.

You can now visit our new website using your Computer and nice interface by using mobile, tablet or whatever work best for you.

Here is some of the information that you will discover at MISA Tanzania website

Who we are: Learn about our board, the governing council and our staff. Find out how to become a member and how and where you can contact us.

Issues we address: Explore the topics we focus on, such as Access to Information, freedom of expression and the Law, freedom of expression online, Media freedom and Development and Broadcasting regulations.

News: Browse this section for articles, analysis, reactions and statements about freedom of expression, access to information and online privacy in Tanzania. We use text, and infographics to help you better understand what the issues are. Keep up to date on the state of media freedom in Tanzania with our media alerts recording violations and victories.

Media Directory: Find contact details of media outlets in Tanzania from Radio, Television, Community broadcasters to Newspapers.

Resource Centre: Explore our extensive collection of reports, legislation and publications related to freedom of expression and access to information in Tanzania and the region. To make it even easier for you, we’ve grouped some of the resources together into topic headings.

We’ll be adding fresh content regularly, so don’t forget to keep coming back to see what’s new.

About MISA Tanzania

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Tanzania was founded in 1996. Its work focuses on promoting, and advocating for, the unhindered enjoyment of freedom of expression, access to information and a free, independent, diverse and pluralistic media.