Role of the Media in Dealing with the Problem of Street Children: A Case Study of Dar-Er-Salam Kinondoni District (Tanzania)

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in mass communication
The paper examines the role of the media in dealing with the problem facing street children. Taking Kinondoni district in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, as a case study. I contend that not enough has been done to address the problem of street children; the problem of street children is a nuisance and burden to many developing societies Street children come as a result of poverty, broken marriages and homes, unwanted pregnancies, abandoning of babies at birth, prostitution and disabilities (physical damage of those parents who can not look after their offspring) So like any other problem which the media use to highlight and helped to tackle like the case of AIDS and poverty, then the problem of street children must also be solved, there must be a solution to this problem. I feel the media can play a very important role by informing the general public, nongovernmental organisation (NGO's) and the Government to come together and find the lasting solutions to the problem of street children.
Research Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Social Science and Law in Partial Fulfillment for The award Of Degree in Mass Communication at Kampala International University.
Media, Street Children, Dar-Er-Salam Kinondoni District (Tanzania)