13 Dec 2010

Are we right to give editorial control to councils? Council reporting on the CDCF in Njombe

Daraja's Kwanza Jamii Njombe local newspaper includes a section that has caused a lot of debate among our staff, partners and supporters - the council pages. The reason for the debate is that we're essentially handing editorial control of these two pages, one each for Njombe Town Council and Njombe District Council, over to the councils themselves.

We provide editorial and design support, but the councils themselves decide what content to produce and share on their page. The only restriction we put is that they should not sell advertising space on their page, but otherwise the choice of content (and the responsibility to prepare that content) is theirs. Each council has appointed an official to be responsible for preparing and submitting content and both councils have taken this opportunity with both hands.

7 Dec 2010

Maji Matone yapokelewa kwa nyangwe wilayani Mbozi

Wapenda wote tunakumbuka ya kuwa Maji Matone tuliwasha mfumo wetu wa SMS tarehe 1/11/2010.

Tulianza kwa kurusha matangazo yetu katika radio tatu ambazo ni Uplands FM iliyopo Njombe, Abood FM iliyopo Mji kasoro bahari (Morogoro) na Mbeya Highlands FM iliyopo mkoani Mbeya.

Pia tulikuwa na warsha ya siku mbili ya kuwapa msasa wanahabari juu ya maradi, sera ya maji ya taifa pamoja na mambo lukuki juu ya uandishi wa habari zinazohusu maji na hali ya upatikanaji Tanzania vijijini.

6 Dec 2010

Atakavyotaka yeye ndo utakavyomlipa

A first video from Daraja, based on a much longer film by the Tanzania Women of Impact Foundation - TAWIF. It's a rough effort but with some powerful images and messages.



"bila pentsi maji hupati" - you have to fight for water so unless you're wearing trousers you won't get it

"mwalimu harudi tena" - newly appointed teachers don't stay long when they see how hard it is to get water

"atakavyotaka yeye ndo utakavyomlipa" - girls walking long distances to collect water are vulnerable to men with bad intentions