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Apr 5, 2011 Tanzania: Old Media, New Media
Tanzania is only in the middle tier of technology adopters among African countries, notes
Russell Southwood in the latest issue of his Balancing Act Africa newsletter. But an InterMedia
national survey shows interesting combinations of old and new technologies, with text messaging
leading newspapers as a source of current news (although radio remains the number one source).
And there is substantial potential for rapid expansion of mobile internet in the next few
Nov 7, 2008 Africa: Wireless Internet in the Countryside
Two case studies in Tanzania, discussed in a new report by wireless
internet expert Ian Howard for the Association for Progressive
Communications, show two very different models for building
sustainable telecentres to meet needs in rural areas. The Family
Alliance for Development and Cooperation is an initiative by
self-taught technician Joseph Sekiku, in Karagwe, who created a
telecentre on his property with the help of small grants. The
Sengerema telecentre, some 200 km away, is the result of several
donor and community initiatives engaging a range of stakeholders.
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