Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) joined the media fraternity in celebrating WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY on 02nd and 03rd may 2018, at Dodoma region in Tanzania. On this day Tanzania joined other nations in the world to commemorate the 25th celebrations of the world press freedom day with press freedom being the main theme. According to the 2018 world press freedom index rankings released recently, the country sits 93rd out of 180 countries in the world having scored 30.65 points.
Suspension of private radio stations and newspapers have been pronounced as indicators of violation of press freedom in Tanzania. Moreover, dissemination of information has been largely criminalized following formation of various laws. This year’s global theme is ‘keeping power in check; media, justice and the rule of law’. MCL had an opportunity to exhibit and showcase its products and services during the forum together with other media companies in Tanzania.