I wrote a blog post on September 13 2012 for Global Voices, asking: 'Is Tanzania's Peaceful Reputation in Danger?'
Now, Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and Tanzania Editors' Forum (TEF) have produced a report looking into the circumstances of the death of the journalist Daudi Mwangosi, who was killed by a tear gas cannister during an opening of a local office for the opposition party CHADEMA.
Find an overview here.
Moreover, the commission established to investigate the disaster following the sinking of the ferry, MV Skagit, on July 18, has produced another report, which has now been published. Amongst others it says that many more people were on board than originally confirmed.
Find news coverage here (unfortunately mixing with another news story).
Both reports tell of different alarming scenarios in regards of security and how the Tanzanian government handled two rather different cases.
A positive point, however, is that incidents are being investigated and put forward to the public.
Or what do you think?
What is this a sign of?
More responsive (social) media?
More responsive politicians?
Did civil society play a role?