, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 429–432 | Cite as

From Citizenship to Netizenship: Blogging for social change in Tanzania

  • Chambi Chachage
Local/Global Encounters


Chambi Chachage discusses the roles of Information and Communication Technologies in empowering Tanzanian Civil Society Organizations. His article is based on a longer paper that looks at the impact of blogs, sms, lister vs and other online forums and interrogates ideas associated with Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Here Chachage focuses on blogging as an important feature of ‘netizenship’ in Tanzania.


information and communication technologies human rights governance status quo contestation 


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