THE Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) has provided more than 400 new journalistic publications s to the management of Tanzania Library Services Board (TSLB).
The publications, which are in the form of booklets, aim to support journalists to have access to learning references which will act as guidelines for improving ethical conducts.
Speaking during the handover occasion at the TLSB library in Dar-es-salaam on Thursday, MCT Executive Secretary Mr Kajubi Mukajanga, said that MCT prepared the publications in to create awareness on media laws and ethics, expose problems encountered by journalists.
“MCT has prepared books that provide guidance on how to competently generate and disseminate contents about children, people with special needs, and all matters pertaining to gender in journalism without causing harm to them,” he said.
He added that the donated publications, which cost about 9m/-, also focus on creating awareness about data journalism, especially on how to give and get accurate information, adhering to the directives of the national journalism curriculum.
Mr Mukajanga also handed over the Press Freedom Violations Report of the 2017/2018 to the management of TSLB so that it can be easily accessed by media practitioners and wider members of the public.
He upon members of the fourth estate to visit the library, educate themselves from time to time as a way of sharpening their skills for observing ethical values.
On part, Director General of TSLB, Dr Mboni Ruzegea congratulated MCT for translating the Media Law of Tanzania handbook into Kiswahili Language, promising that TLSB will make sure that the books provided reach as many people as possible through 22 libraries in different regions.
Dr Ruzegea also expressed her appreciation to MCT’s contribution of adding up knowledge, urging the organisation to take part in encouraging people to inculcate reading culture through attending libraries centres which are loaded with various books for expanding knowledge.