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Govt urged to increase efforts to find missing journalist   With the disappearance of Azory Gwanda, a journalist reporting for Mwananchi newspaper entering the third week with no sign of his whereabouts, the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and four other civic organizations have strongly appealed to the Government to double efforts to find the missing scribe.
Four civic organizations to hold joint press conference on missing journalist   Four civic organizations will hold a joint press conference on Saturday December 9, 2017, following the disappearance of a journalist working for Mwananchi newspaper, Azory Gwanda.
MCT pleads with security organs to safely deliver missing journalist The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) has urged security organs to ensure that journalist Azory Gwanda who is reported to have disappeared for over two weeks is found safe and sound.
Taxation and Revenue Collection category reinstated in EJAT Taxation and Revenue Collection has been reinstated as category to be competed in the ninth edition of the Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT) 2017.


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conibeare2013The World Association of Press C councils (WAPC) has joined other organizations in Malawi and throughout the

world, to condemn the May 30, 2013 assault of photojournalist Thoko Chikondi by a National Assembly security officer.

A statement issued on June 4, 2013  by the, WAPC secretary General, Chris Conybeare,  states that not only has the journalist suffered physical abuse, but the public is also harmed as it is denied information about the conduct of the people’s business by elected officials. Indeeed, democracy dies behind closed doors!

“We call on the Hon. H. Chimunthu Banda, Speaker of the Malawi National Assembly, to take steps aimed at redress on behalf of the injured journalist, and to guarantee that the safety,security, and right of access to governmnet by journalists, shall not be abridged”, Conybeare said in the statement.

The WAPC is an international association of press and media councils that have pledged to uphold ideals of freedom of communication, independent media, and excellence in journalism.

The WAPC executive council is made up of representatives from Hawaii (USA), India, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Pakistan, Seychelles, Tanzania, Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


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