Whistleblower: The Story of Maxence Melo and Jamii Forums

Whistleblower: The Story of Maxence Melo and Jamii Forums

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Jamii Forums is a Tanzanian-based website that promotes the exchange of ideas and government transparency. The website, along with its co-founder Maxenxe Melo (Max), has come under intense scrutiny and harassment from the Tanzania government. This podcast covers Max’s journey from an orphan in rural Tanzania to one of the country’s most influential citizens.


4: Freedom of Expression
Apr 9 • 49 min
In the past five years, the Tanzanian government has imposed increasingly restrictive laws and regulations on the media and online speech. In this episode, we dive into these different laws and regulations to show what they restrict, how they are being…
3: Corruption
Jan 24 • 42 min
Max was motivated to create JamiiForums when he saw corrupt dealings while working as an engineer on the Bank of Tanzania Twin Towers. In this episode we detail Tanzania’s struggle with corruption, from the influence of colonization to current trends.…
Special Edition: The International Press Freedom Award
Jan 8 • 9 min
On November 21, 2019, Max was presented with the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. This is special episode to recognize Max for this incredible achievement and provide our listeners with his speech at the award…
2: Max and Jamii
Dec 21, 2019 • 47 min
In this episode we go through the main story that the podcast focuses on. We start with Max and what lead him to create JamiiForums. Then we discuss JamiiForums and the roles it has had in Tanzania politics. Finally, we go through the backlash that Max…
1: Introduction to Max and Jamii
Dec 21, 2019 • 15 min
Thank you for checking out the podcast! This episode is an introduction to Maxence Melo and JamiiForums. Max is one of the creators of JamiiForums, a social media website in Tanzania most widely known for exposing certain corruption scandals. I got the…