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The Media Council of Tanzania has appointed a new seven-member Think Tank on Freedom of Expression and Media Issues bringing in four new members.

The new members are Professors Ruth Meena and Boneventura Rutinwa, a former journalist and lecturer at the Zanzibar State University Ali Uki and veteran journalist, consultant and media trainer, Ndimara Tegambwage.

Three other members who had served in the first Think Tank whose four-year tenure expired in September, 2013 have been retained.

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They are Prof. Penina Mlama, Jenerali Ulimwengu and a Kenyan Media Manager, Wangethi Mwangi.

The new team which takes over from the previous TT headed by renowned Law Professor Issa Shivji was announced by the Executive Secretary of MCT, Kajubi Mukajanga at a press conference in Dodoma over the weekend.

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Other member who served in the inaugural TT are Professors Palamagamba Kabudi , Saida Yahya Othman and Robert White an American and a Ugandan media trainer and consultant, Dr. Peter Mwesige.

Among the illustrious contributions of the first TT is producing the Dar es Salaam Declaration on Freedom and Independence and Editorial Responsibility (DEFIR) which stipulates cross cutting responsibilities to journalists, editors, media owners and advertisers in promoting democratic Tanzania with free and effective media.

The TT also conducted sensitization workshops on salient media issues and policies and engagements on DEFIR with editors and senior journalists and media institutions including universities.

It also sensitized media practitioners on reporting on constitutional reforms.

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Mid 2013 it held a specific meeting which drew representatives from across the country to emphasize the importance of opposing the violence meted out state institutions with impunity while endangering freedom.

Following the discovery of abundant natural gas deposits in the southern part of Tanzania, the TT ran specialized training to journalists and senior on how to report on extractive industry.

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