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UTPC Extra-Ordinary MGM

UTPC members through their Members General Meeting, have made some amendments to their constitution with the aim of facilitating smooth operation. The amendments were proposed by the Board of Directors.  Members also adopted their 4th Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018.

UTPC hired a Nairobi based organization by the name of Delta Partnership, to assists in the formulation of the Strategic Plan. Consultants from Delta Partnership Mr Anthony Wahome and Ms Kevina Power, guided  members of the secretariat and some Board members, in the process of formulating the plan in Bukoba Municipality on 28th July – 2nd August, 2013.


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Equipment distribution to Press Clubs well underway

Equipment Distribution

Union of Tanzania Press Clubs (UTPC) has, eventually, started distributing equipment and  related office working devices all worth 800m/= to all Press clubs in the country.














Tender Award

Ran IT Solution (EA) Ltd becomes sole supplier of Media equipment and to do their installation as per tender No. UTPC/003/2013-2014/G. The Dar es Salaam-based firm had offered to do the said job in stiff competition with Semuka International Ltd, Power Computers (T) Ltd and Simply Computers (T) Ltd, all of which are based in Dar es Salaam too. The equipment to be procured and subsequently supplied to the Press Clubs in 2013 are laptops, computers, tape recorders and video camera external microphones, on the one hand.

But on the other, a single piece of server will also be purchased for UTPC headquarters use only. UTPC’s nomination of the winner, itself a real marathon, was preceded by advertisements carried in local national newspapers,  opening of tenders, Tender evaluation and  finally Tender Board’s  meeting held on 8th August, 2013.

UTPC, Tanzania Editors Forum strive to work together more closely

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An agreement has been struck, in principal, between Union of Tanzania Press Clubs (UTPC) and Tanzania Editors Forum, under which the two parties have expressed readiness to collaborate even more closely than ever before.








Mid-Term Review Validation Workshop

Beneficiaries of the UTPC Strategic Plan 2011 – 2013, have expressed their satisfication, the Mid Term Evaluation Report says.

 EcomResearch Group Ltd research findings have attributed the achievement registered to a wide range of factors including good relationship between SIDA and Board of Directors and commitment exhibited by UTPC Secretariat.

The report has also mentioned good relationship between Press Clubs and UTPC and UTPC adherence to SIDA agreement as additional factors leading to the excellent performance.

 The report was presented at a Validation Workshop held at UTPC Board Room, Mwanza. Prof Beatus Kundi, the Team Leader noted that UTPC has achieved spectacular results.

On challenges, the research team leader, Professor Beatus Kundi, mentioned inflation at a time of equipment procurement, shortage of UTPC staff, delay in funds disbursement, freelancers’ poor working conditions and related lack of control of them as overriding ones.

In that light, the report has made a total of 14 recommendations in order to mitigate, if not to overcome, the challenges once and for all. At this juncture, the workshop participants including some members of UTPC Board of Directors, representatives of five Press Clubs seized the opportunity to add more inputs to the 28-page report.

Press clubs constitutional reform meeting


Some Press Clubs have convened constitutional reform meetings and subsequently held elections as of February, 2012, in compliance with a resolution by an Extra-Ordinary Members General Assembly, held in Dar es Salaam on 13th September, 2011.








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Yet another journalism practitioner attacked

Bi. Awila Silla

The “Citizen” newspaper correspondent, in Singida, Ms Awilla Silla has been admitted to Singida Regional Hospital with several cuts on her head, following an attack by an unknown person on 8th September, 2013.

 Singida Regional Commissioner Dr. Parseko Kone was quoted at the hospital, where he went to console the victim, as saying that the matcheted-wielding thug attacked her on the fateful day at Utemi area, in Singida Municipality.

 The patient, whose deep cuts needed to be stitched 26 times, is said to be recovering at her hospital bed, according to reliable reports from Singida. Allegedly the attacker had demanded money from the practitioner.

 Unfortunately enough, Tanzania has lately witnessed an unexplained growing tide of attacks and tortures on journalism practitioners happening in several parts of the country

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Meetings between Journalists and Stakeholders

In a bid to make such events as a success as possible, each Press Club was allocated 4.0m/= and, indeed, the gatherings have all been effective as expected.









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