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Orton Kiishweko

10/05/2011 | Rob Safar

Orton Kiishweko

Orton Kiishweko is a staff reporter for the Daily News in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He was named journalist of the year in the 2010 Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania (EJAT) competition and was commended for his work on governance and HIV/AIDS. Orton has been published in The Guardian and El Mundo (Spanish).

Relay workshops update

09/12/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Workshops held by Relay help improve reporting on research. This blog looks at two workshops held in August in East Africa.

Cheating agents cut out of cotton deals

09/07/2011 | Orton Kiishweko

A farmer admires his cotton fields that have been supported by contract farming.

Being cheated by agents – middlemen who buy farmers’ cotton and sell it on to ginneries, where cotton is processed into lint for export – is one of the many hardships of being a cotton farmer in Tanzania.

Climate Change Media Partnership

01/30/2011 | Panos London

The media has a key role to play in raising awareness about climate change at both global and local levels. The CCMP project is an exciting programme designed to ensure this will happen.

Realising the potential of ICTs in Tanzania

01/16/2011 | Panos London

Tanzania is including ICTs in their national development plans to help achieve their development goals and increase citizen participation.

Forced migration

12/02/2010 | Panos London

Overview Since the end of the Cold War, forced migration has been a phenomenon largely affecting developing countries. By the end of 2008, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) reported that globally there were 15.2 million refugees and 26 million internally displaced people (IDPs). The sheer magnitude of the numbers of refugees and…

Tanzanian albinos find a refuge

05/19/2010 | Panos London

In Tanzania albinos are still living in fear of being attacked or killed after nearly 50 were murdered in the past two years. As a result a school in the west of the country has started offering albinos sanctuary.

Tanzania: Power comes at a price

06/02/2009 | Neville Meena

In Tanzania gas from Songo Songo island is being converted into low-cost electricity in the capital Dar es Salaam. But the local people living near the gas reserves have no access to the energy.

Common ground? Investigating the importance of managing land

04/21/2007 | Panos London

Research shows that people’s capacity to access and use land is important for economic growth, for poverty reduction, and for promoting both private investment and transparent, accountable government. Governments have a responsibility to establish systems which ensure access to land and housing for

The Tanzanian poverty puzzle: Arusha or Washington?

08/21/2003 | Panos London

Tanzania's latest attempt to cut poverty has moved the country further away from its African socialist roots. Opinion is divided on whether it's a step in the right direction.

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