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As a journalist who has worked abroad and here, I was shocked to read unprofessional articles from prestigious media including The Economist, BBC, etc who just regurgitate  the usual “CCM will win with landslide” without any consideration that Tanzania was having a transformational and phenomenon election. This historic election was unfolding every day in front of us and on the campaign trail where opposition candidates were drawing huge crowds, yet these international journalist were comfortable to get information from their State house sources, Dar es Salaam handlers (who stayed in Nairobi or South Africa or best case scenario in Dar Es Salaam) and sometimes has telephone interviews with journalists travelling with the incumbent president .
I am proud that Tanzanians have humiliated the international media and shown them that they have no idea what journalism is about and how they have been misleading the world about Tanzania. If the international media believes that Tanzania is not important enough to have professional staff based here then they should just refrain from reporting all together instead of misleading their audiences IMHO

Originally posted on IMHO by Maria Sarungi Tsehai.

Maria Sarungi Tsehai
Maria Sarungi Tsehai

An activist and advocate for change in Tanzania. Promotes positive change and education particularly for women. Known for launching the #changeTanzania hashtag on Twitter.

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