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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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4 Sep 2015

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22 Jul 2015

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14 May 2015

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Calling Africa's journalists...
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17 Apr 2015

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Media urged to support agriculture

The media has been urged to skillfully use their profession in the fight against poverty through promotion of the agriculture sector.

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Media challenged on peace role

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TCRA acts to solve 'TV Wars'

Digital broadcasting operators have been instructed to observe licensing conditions and best practices governing the sector, as Tanzania struggles to spread the service across the country.

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Court orders arrest of former top editor

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18 Mar 2013

TEF to investigate Kibanda attack

The Tanzania Editors' Forum (TEF) has formed an independent five-person commission to investigate last week's attack on TEF chairman Absalom Kibanda, Tanzania's Daily News reported on Saturday, 9 March 2013.

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Chairman of Tanzania Editors Forum attacked

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Search for bravest women journalists
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