Tanzania: Coast region wants to start new TV/Radio

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Media stakeholders in Coast Region have said time is ripe for the region to have a media outlet of its own that would provide stable employment for journalists based there. The resolution followed concern raised at a mediation session organised at Kibaha Conference Centre on Tuesday by the Media Council of Tanzania that the living conditions of most journalists in the region were pathetic.
"Most are not paid salaries worth speaking about by their employers and end up striving to make both ends meet by relying on "allowances" that news sources give them in return for favourable stories," said Mkuranga District Commissioner Henry Clemence, adding: "MCT should find ways to help these people start their own radio or even TV station right here in our region."