In the wake of the government's move to strangle free and independent media, Sauti Kubwa provides you with a reliable platform where you can enjoy the benefits of the freedom of thought and expression. In an environment where the government is terrorising and killing its critics, Sauti Kubwa is providing you with an online breathing space in defence of democracy. It is a formidable tool in the fight against grand corruption.
In essence, this initiative is a practical proof that bad laws can be circumvented and that dictatorship can be defeated. It is a breathing space for free-minded citizens, journalists and analysts, a place where "forbidden stories" can be published uncensored.
Sauti Kubwa was established by an editor in exile who, in October 2017, narrowly escaped abduction by state assassins in Tanzania. Championing freedom of expression, he founded Sauti Kubwa in April 2018, hosted it in Europe, at a time when the Tanzanian government, in its quest to silence critical media, made it mandatory for online media to seek government approval and license.
Since then, Sauti Kubwa has become a lifeline of "forbidden" stories and analysis on, and from, Tanzania. Complementing mainstream media, it has been serving Tanzanians and friends of Tanzania all over the world, and it has become a free platform for civil societies, political parties, student unions, religious organisations, human rights organisations, diplomats, as well as academic and media practitioners.
Sauti Kubwa is a Swahili term for Loud Voice. It represents the people's loud voice against autocracy, the people's loud voice against corruption, the people's loud voice for freedom of speech, and the people's loud voice in defence of democracy. Twenty (20) months of our voluntary work have produced what you see and enjoy today at Sauti Kubwa. Imagine what it would have been with an extra push from people like you!
Now we dream bigger. With your support, we can keep this voice going, and we can make it louder and far-reaching. You can support this noble initiative by becoming a member, with a small monthly contribution in return for something bigger and better. Please support us and keep the world informed.