Where can you get news on the Tanzania elections?

Where can you get news on the Tanzania elections?

A few weeks ago we told you we started TZelect, an Ushahidi-based platform that aims to collect and discuss reports from East African youth about election events.

Recently we were contacted by a few organizations who have put together a similar platform, Uchaguzi Tanzania, which allows for reports to be sent in via SMS.

Both TZelect and Uchaguzi Tanzania are focussed on the immediete elections being held in Tanzania on October 31st of this year, as well as the long-term progress of elected candidates in office.

However, while Uchaguzi Tanzania is built to accomodate hour-to-hour updates from the general public on the ground in Tanzania, TZelect is built to collect continuous, analytical discussions about these election events, specifically from youth.

Here are some important reminders of how to submit reports to either portal, whichever works for you.

How to submit reports to TZelect:

  1. By sending an email to tzelect (at) gmail (dot) com
  2. By sending a tweet with the hashtag/s #TZelect or #uchaguzitz
  3. By filling this form

How to submit reports to Uchaguzi Tanzania:

  1. By sending a message to 15540
  2. By sending an email to elections.tz (st) gmail (dot) com
  3. By sending a tweet with the hashtag/s #uchaguzi or #humanrightstz
  4. By filling this form

If you are part of or know of other organizations using similar ICT-based mediums to gather public opinion and discussion around the elections, drop us a line so we can try and work with them.

3 Comments

  1. ak 8 years ago

    Cheers Proches! Asante.

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