First phase (2012-2014)

On the occasion of World Radio Day 2014, 13 February, UNESCO Dar es Salaam joined the Media Council of Tanzania for an event in the capital city of Dodoma, bringing together over 150 media stakeholders from across the country around this year’s global theme: the role of radio in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. 

Local Radio

FADECO Radio

100.8 FM

Kahama FM

90.8 FM

Kyela FM

96 FM

Micheweni Radio

94.7 FM

Mtegani FM

91.9 FM

Orkonorei

94.4

Pambazuko

90.7

World Radio Day 2014 in Dodoma, Tanzania (Photo: Comneta)
World Radio Day 2014 in Dodoma, Tanzania (Photo: Comneta)
World Radio Day 2014 in Dodoma, Tanzania (Photo: Comneta)

The event culminated in a week long training supported by UNESCO in the same city to develop the capacity of 40 community radio practitioners from nine local radios to deliver professional, ethical, and gender-responsive reporting through journalistic standards and codes of ethics.

All participants could join seasoned media professionals to explore how these standards and practices fit into broader efforts, fostering the power of radio for advancing gender equality in and through diverse forms of broadcasting. 

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