17 Oct 2012

Haba na Haba on water supply, featuring Daraja and Tawasanet

BBC Media Action (formerly the World Service Trust) are producing a radio show at the moment - Haba na Haba - that aims to facilitate dialogue between ordinary people and their leaders. The latest show in the series looked at water supply, and featured interviews with, among others, Daraja's Sauli Gilliard and the chair of Tawasanet Deus Masige.



10 Oct 2012

More sources on killing of journalist Daud Mwangosi

October 9th 2012 - including reports from Nchimbi's committee and MCT+TEF
http://www.jamiiforums.com/jukwaa-la-siasa/335350-ripoti-ya-kifo-cha-mwangosi.html
http://www.wavuti.com/4/post/2012/10/mauaji-ya-daudi-mwangosi-ripoti-za-uchunguzi.html

ITV news


October 10th
http://www.mjengwablog.com/2012/10/magazeti-leo-jumatano_10.html

http://www.mwananchi.co.tz/component/content/article/37-tanzania-top-news-story/26512-ripoti-ya-mwangosi-yazua-mazito.html
http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/component/content/article/37-tanzania-top-news-story/26407-report-fails-to-reveal-the-truth-on.html

http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=46746 (Mwangosi death: The findings)
http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=46747 (Govt: Bad blood between police, journalists to blames)
http://www.ippmedia.com/frontend/index.php?l=46748 (RPC Kamuhanda alisimamia mauaji ya Mwangosi- Ripoti)

http://dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/10373-mwangosi-s-death-prob-report-out
http://www.habarileo.co.tz/index.php/habari-za-kitaifa/4820-ripoti-za-mauaji-ya-mwangosi-hadharani
http://www.habarileo.co.tz/index.php/habari-katika-picha/4848-kamati-ya-mwangosi

http://www.freemedia.co.tz/daima/habari.php?id=41387 (Kamati ya Dk. Nchimbi imeacha maswali mengi):

"Kwetu Tanzania Daima, kama chombo huru, tuna kila sababu ya kuhoji kulikuwa na haja gani ya Kamati hiyo kupewa jina ‘Kamati ya kuchunguza mauaji ya Mwangosi’ kama nia ilikuwa ni kutoa mapendekezo na kusema nini kifanyike na si kuweka hadharani kiini kizima na hata kuorodhesha wanaopaswa kuwajibika. 
Kama kamati hiyo iliundwa kwa ajili ya kuweka hadharani ripoti ya mapendekezo na si kutafuta kiini cha mauaji basi ingepewa jina la ‘Kamati ya kumshauri Waziri/serikali kuhusu mauaji ya Mwangosi.’ 
Majibu na matokeo ya namna hii inaifanya jamii ipoteze imani na kamati na tume kadhaa zinazoundwa kuchunguza mauaji na masuala mengine yaliyoigusa jamii moja kwa moja kama hili la mauaji ya Mwangosi. 
Athari ya matokeo ya namna hiyo ni nyingi kwa jamii, ikiwamo kupoteza imani na vyombo vya vyombo vya serikali, hali inayoweza kuwafanya wananchi kujichukuliwa sheria mkononi. 
Tunamaliza maoni yetu kwa kuishauri serikali kwamb, kama kweli ina nia ya dhati katika kushughulikia matukio makubwa kama hayo, kamwe isifanye mchezo danganya toto."

http://www.mtanzania.co.tz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3750:ripoti-za-mwangosi-hazina-mpya

http://francisgodwin.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/mtuhumiwa-wa-maujwaji-ya-daudi-mwangosi.html

http://www.habarileo.co.tz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4883:haki-za-binadamu-watoa-taarifa-mauaji-ya-mwangosi&catid=93:habari-za-kitaifa&Itemid=601


http://chragg.go.tz/?p=313 (MUHTASARI WA TAARIFA YA TUME YA UCHUNGUZI WA TUKIO LILILOPELEKEA KIFO CHA DAUDI MWANGOSI) - Tume ya Haki za Binadamu na Utawala Bora

9 Oct 2012

Dr Nchimbi's committee report - a quick first read

Minister Nchimbi receiving the report, via mjengwablog.com
And now the report from Dr Nchimbi's committee is also out (and see also this downloadable version). This is the report commissioned by Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Nchimbi, into the killing of journalist Daud Mwangosi in Nyololo, Mufindi, on September 2nd. It follows the publication earlier today of a hard-hitting report into the same event by the Media Council of Tanzania and Tanzania Editors' Forum.

It has been prepared by a team of five: Retired Judge Steven Ihema (chair), Pili Mtambalike of MCT, Colonel Wema Wilson Wekwe (a munitions expert), Theophil Makunga (of Mwananchi Communications) and the Deputy Police Commissioner, Issaya Juma Mngulu.

The story it tells and the conclusions it reaches are very different from the MCT-TEF report. Some excerpts:

"The decision of Chadema to insist on congregating illegitimately in the Nyololo area, taking into account the text message from Dr Slaa, Secretary of Chadema which said "IGP I'm waiting for your call. Inform your police that they should prepare enough bullets, enough bombs. You will have a feast of killings and finally celebrations, prepare yourselves to go to court in the Hague. It's better that we die than these abuses": This message that indicates the spilling of blood is evidence enough of breaking the peace. Chadema is the souce of the unrest and breach of the peace in the village of Nyololo on September 2nd, 2012." *

Independent report on killing of Mwangosi is out

Report cover
The first report into the killing of journalist Daud Mwangosi in Mufindi on September 2nd is now out.

This not the report commissioned by the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Nchimbi (which is also due to be published today). And it is not the report being prepared by the police. 

Instead, it comes from two leading media institutions - the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and Tanzania Editors' Forum (TEF) - produced by their three-person team of John Mireny (MCT), Hawra Shamte (Mwananchi / TEF) and Simon Berege (Tumaini University, Iringa). Although produced by the media industry, the report can be reasonably considered to be more independent than either of the official reports.

A first read through the report (which is available in both English and Swahili) makes it clear that the report is hard-hitting. It appears to be thorough and well analysed. And it is highly critical of the police, particularly Regional Police Commander (RPC) Michael Kamuhanda.