Mtandao wa Wanahabari Watoto Tanzania (Young Reporters Network Tanzania)
Promote child participation in the production of children's media programmes; empower children to be advocates of child rights.
The Young Reporters Network supported by UNICEF Tanzania, has partnered with several local NGOs and community radio and television stations to establish a Young Reporters Network (YRN) in the country. The programme aims to dvelop the capacity of young people to be advocates of child rights; to learn new skills in producing multi-media programmes; and increase their active participation in the production of children’s programmes. The Network currently has youth groups in Dar es Salaam, Ifakara, Moshi, Arusha, Pemba, Zanzibar, Kasulu, Mwanza and Kahama. The young reporters include children who live on the streets, in refugees camps, who are infected or affected by HIV and AIDS, children who face stigma, discrimination, hunger and violence. They also include children who are members of the Children’s Council in one of the poorest areas of Dar es Salaam. The young reporters produce 30-60minute programmes in Kswahili which are broadcast on community radio and television stations to help raise awareness about child rights issues. Tanzania has a special advantage as it has one unifying language, Kiswahili, spoken in the country.
Multi-media programmes produced for children and by chiildren.