Sunday, Feb 18th

Communication and Information

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A TV journalist interviewing the Deputy Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Philipo Mulugo

UNESCO is dedicated to promoting the free flow of ideas by word and image. To achieve this, our Communication and Information Sector is engaged in various activities in Tanzania:

We support initiatives that contribute to the promotion of freedom of expression, such as the commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, and support for the review of policies and laws that promote freedom of expression. For further details on freedom of expression, please click here.

In the area of Media Development, we contribute to capacity development of Media Professionals in public, private and community media. UNESCO also supports rural economic development efforts by assisting local communities to set up rural community media projects. We also engage in initiatives related to media policy review and development. For more information on media development, please click here.

We promote access to knowledge and information by developing capacities for the preservation and digitization of national heritage, including through digital library development and management. Please read more


UNESCO hands equipment to increase coverage of community radios in Tanzania

Report the truth, community media told


Empowering local radios with ICTs for the promotion of rural citizen’s participation in democratic discourse and development

UNESCO training on Equipment maintenance for Community Radio technicians at TBC studiosFunded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the project aims to ensure that people in Tanzania, especially the poor, women and girls, have the capacity to make informed decision on issues that affect their daily lives based on access to relevant, culturally appropriate, gender responsive, and accurate information and knowledge.

The project enhances local radios’ sustainability as a consequence of the considerable evidence demonstrating radio as the most efficient and effective media. To achieve so, UNESCO support focuses on building knowledge and skills in investigative journalism, the use of Information and Communication Technologies and organizational and financial skills. Click here to read more