As part of its programme in Tanzania, NIMD organized, in collaboration with ITV and the BBC, a national TV debate, which was held on the 27th September 2003 and broadcast live on both ITV and Radio One. The theme of the debate was Privatization in Tanzania, which was selected and unanimously agreed upon by the parties themselves.
This report covers two major events starting with, in part one, the workshop. This part briefly describes NIMD's contribution to the parties, what the parties did and outcome of the workshop in terms of its expected output on the debate. Part two of this report contains an assessment of the TV live debate with specific reference to performance of the party leaders, reactions from the floor and a brief summary of the reactions from the general public as reported in various issues of leading daily English and Kiswahili language papers.