First phase (2012-2014)

Local Radio

Kyela FM

96 FM



Micheweni Radio

94.7 FM

Mtegani FM

91.9 FM

From 11 to 15 of June 2012, a total of 22 participants received the training on ‘Capacity Building for Community Media Professionals in Gender Sensitive Training’ at Kyela, Tanzania.

During five days of theory courses, group works and practical workshop, the group managed to come up with a draft for  Gender and Media Policy for Community Media, Gender Code of Ethics and in put to the Media Services Bill.

Participants were also benefitted with ideas on how to plan for a programme or feature writing through using gender lens.  This is whereby in a group of 4, they managed to discuss on issues and programmes matrix on various themes such as:

  • Traditions and Culture (Mila na desturi);
  • Gender Based Violence (Udhalilishaji Kijinsia);
  • Low participation of Leadership for Women (Ushiriki Mdogo wa Wanawake katika Uongozi); and
  • Homosexual Activities (Kuingiliana kinyume cha maumbile).

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