Canada Tanzania

Journalists for Human Rights Face New Challenge in East Africa

Adam Bemma | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Impact
Adam Bemma

Canadian journalist Chris Oke never thought when he accepted a position at Journalists for Human Rights, or JHR, in Tanzania that he would be robbed, arrested by police, and witness a government crackdown on the media.

In Tanzania, 'the Government Takes First'

Yen To | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Impact
Yen To

Tanzania has all the trappings of a developing nation struggling to achieve developed nation status. There is a local Swahili saying that translates loosely as "the government takes first," essentially leaving the people to fend for themselves. And so it is not totally unexpected that NGOs are perceived as profit-making schemes.

Journalism: The World's Most Physically Demanding Job?

Michael MacDonald | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

Can someone back home in Canada kindly mail me a tube of Bengay? If you can't find it, Valium might work. Or horse tranquilizers. I knew that head...

Freedom of the Press? Not In Tanzania

Michael MacDonald | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada
Michael MacDonald

In Canada, protection of a free press is so ingrained that we almost take it for granted. In Tanzania, unfortunately, one op-ed really can mean the difference between earning a living and the death of an entire paper.

Canadian Woman Dies On Volunteer Trip In Tanzania

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Impact

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. -- An Ontario woman has died in unknown circumstances while volunteering to help children in the east African country of Tanzania. ...

In Muskoka, It's Not All Waterskiing and Boathouses

Patrick Brown | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada
Patrick Brown

Because of the Muskoka Initiative children in Africa are being protected from diseases for just a few dollars. Launched at Canada's G8 Summit in 2010, the focus of the initiative is on supporting proven, cost-effective, and evidence-based interventions. Vaccines are just that. Vaccines save lives and help communities to thrive.