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  • Comment Link JASMINE SHAMWEPU Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:19 posted by JASMINE SHAMWEPU

    I am Jasmine Shamwepu, a Journalist…..from ABM FM Radio Station based in the City of Dodoma in Central Tanzania.

    My duty here is just a reporter working on freelance basis. Once I collect and write my story the only duty I perform is to submit my stories and scrips for editors and bulletin readers. Therefore, my submission is also based on my role as a mere journalist. I have a seven-year experience as media practioner. My first employment was under the daily newspaper (Habari Leo) owned by the Government and later joined Radio Imani allocated in Morogoro and owned by Moslem and later Changamoto Newspaper (private owned) as a retainer correspondent from Dodoma. For the last three years I have been working as a freelance with ABM in Dodoma.

    Last year I attended a workshop conducted by Tanzania Media Women Association in collaboration with World Health Organisation held in Dodoma. As that was not enough I covered a workshop attracted Members of the Parliament on the Road Safety. The workshop was valuable as it provided relevant materials on road safety with recommendations to review the existing laws to make some changes to combat the gaps causing unnecessary road accidents. These include the use of helmet for motor cycle’s riders and their passengers as well, the use of belt especially for children, the speed rate and the use of alcohoh during and before driving.
    Globally, the Road traffic crashes has been a disaster for human lives as around 1.24 million people each year are killed while between 20 and 50 million more suffering from injury. There is a special need and concerted efforts required to addressed road accident. According to World Health Organisation, traffic crashes will become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.


    Thanks for WHO and subsequent World Health Assembly and United Nations resolutions for increasing attention to road safety. The organisations have identified several highly cost-effective interventions which if implemented broadly can save hundreds of thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

    In Tanzania alone, data from the Traffic Department from 2011 – June 2015 indicates that road traffic crashes claimed the life of 16,850 and injured 77,735 people (Source Tanzania Police Traffic Department). In fact the road safety interventions require concerted efforts for effective and sustainable prevention. Apart from causing economic losses to victims, their families and to the nation, traffic injuries involve treatment cost that is burdening the health sector.

    Thanks againg to Government of Tanzania in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme for coming up with this fellowship programme for journalists to join hands in implementing a 5-year Road Safety Programme (2015-19) that aims at reducing the risk of Road Traffic Crashes and injuries in the country. The project aims at ensuring that there are good road safety laws that address issues such as drinking and driving, seat belts and helmets use, among others.
    With this project, I would like to participate fully and contribute the implementation of the programme by focusing in the use of road safety laws addressing the problems caused by the use of alcohoh and create awareness for the benefit of the seat belt uses for adult passengers and children.
    Being a media practitioner, I understand better that the media has been identified as a key component for the promotion of road safety best practices, changes in legislation and behaviours, as well as the promotion of a constructive and truly informative debate on the issue of road safety and development. I believe that my contribution as media reporter with special focus on road safety will be much effective as an important mechanism for raising awareness among the general public and promoting specific policy changes.
    Kindly, consider this as my application and personal motivation. I believe through training you are going to offer, I will be competent to perform my task effectively.

    Road Safety stories are important because they create awareness, they feature on challenges and solutions towards road accidents….and one most important thing…is to continue to empower the media practitioners to understand the role of road safety and take action.)

    Reporting on road safety means revealing and covering issues related to road accidents, plans to reduce the rate of deaths, injuries and damages caused by road crashes as well as all efforts geared towards road safety management.

    The media have a critical role to play in the effort to reduce and eliminate traffic accident. I have confidence and become proficient in road safety reporting. I believe media can contribute more if given more opportunity.
    So far I have conducted investigative journalism focusing the high speed and the influence of alcohol and I feel proud of the stories published in the newspapers and the radio programmes I produced and aired through ABM FM Radio Station.
    Currently, I am a freelance journalist for newspapers and broadcasting journalist working voluntarily with ABM FM Radio Station based in Dodoma City in Central Tanzania.

    Ends

  • Comment Link JASMINE SHAMWEPU Wednesday, 07 November 2018 11:18 posted by JASMINE SHAMWEPU

    I am Jasmine Shamwepu, a Journalist…..from ABM FM Radio Station based in the City of Dodoma in Central Tanzania.

    My duty here is just a reporter working on freelance basis. Once I collect and write my story the only duty I perform is to submit my stories and scrips for editors and bulletin readers. Therefore, my submission is also based on my role as a mere journalist. I have a seven-year experience as media practioner. My first employment was under the daily newspaper (Habari Leo) owned by the Government and later joined Radio Imani allocated in Morogoro and owned by Moslem and later Changamoto Newspaper (private owned) as a retainer correspondent from Dodoma. For the last three years I have been working as a freelance with ABM in Dodoma.

    Last year I attended a workshop conducted by Tanzania Media Women Association in collaboration with World Health Organisation held in Dodoma. As that was not enough I covered a workshop attracted Members of the Parliament on the Road Safety. The workshop was valuable as it provided relevant materials on road safety with recommendations to review the existing laws to make some changes to combat the gaps causing unnecessary road accidents. These include the use of helmet for motor cycle’s riders and their passengers as well, the use of belt especially for children, the speed rate and the use of alcohoh during and before driving.
    Globally, the Road traffic crashes has been a disaster for human lives as around 1.24 million people each year are killed while between 20 and 50 million more suffering from injury. There is a special need and concerted efforts required to addressed road accident. According to World Health Organisation, traffic crashes will become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030.


    Thanks for WHO and subsequent World Health Assembly and United Nations resolutions for increasing attention to road safety. The organisations have identified several highly cost-effective interventions which if implemented broadly can save hundreds of thousands of lives and hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

    In Tanzania alone, data from the Traffic Department from 2011 – June 2015 indicates that road traffic crashes claimed the life of 16,850 and injured 77,735 people (Source Tanzania Police Traffic Department). In fact the road safety interventions require concerted efforts for effective and sustainable prevention. Apart from causing economic losses to victims, their families and to the nation, traffic injuries involve treatment cost that is burdening the health sector.

    Thanks againg to Government of Tanzania in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme for coming up with this fellowship programme for journalists to join hands in implementing a 5-year Road Safety Programme (2015-19) that aims at reducing the risk of Road Traffic Crashes and injuries in the country. The project aims at ensuring that there are good road safety laws that address issues such as drinking and driving, seat belts and helmets use, among others.
    With this project, I would like to participate fully and contribute the implementation of the programme by focusing in the use of road safety laws addressing the problems caused by the use of alcohoh and create awareness for the benefit of the seat belt uses for adult passengers and children.
    Being a media practitioner, I understand better that the media has been identified as a key component for the promotion of road safety best practices, changes in legislation and behaviours, as well as the promotion of a constructive and truly informative debate on the issue of road safety and development. I believe that my contribution as media reporter with special focus on road safety will be much effective as an important mechanism for raising awareness among the general public and promoting specific policy changes.
    Kindly, consider this as my application and personal motivation. I believe through training you are going to offer, I will be competent to perform my task effectively.

    Road Safety stories are important because they create awareness, they feature on challenges and solutions towards road accidents….and one most important thing…is to continue to empower the media practitioners to understand the role of road safety and take action.)

    Reporting on road safety means revealing and covering issues related to road accidents, plans to reduce the rate of deaths, injuries and damages caused by road crashes as well as all efforts geared towards road safety management.

    The media have a critical role to play in the effort to reduce and eliminate traffic accident. I have confidence and become proficient in road safety reporting. I believe media can contribute more if given more opportunity.
    So far I have conducted investigative journalism focusing the high speed and the influence of alcohol and I feel proud of the stories published in the newspapers and the radio programmes I produced and aired through ABM FM Radio Station.
    Currently, I am a freelance journalist for newspapers and broadcasting journalist working voluntarily with ABM FM Radio Station based in Dodoma City in Central Tanzania.

    Ends

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