Source: allAfrica                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) and other civil society organisations (CSOs) that champion human rights have strongly condemned some journalists who take photos of various gender-based violence incidents against journalism ethics.

This comes in the wake of recent posts of photos of a woman from Tarime whose private parts were seriously burnt by her husband.

The woman was subjected to the inhuman and brutal act after her husband suspected her of having been given 2,000/- as inducement by her boyfriend.

It is claimed that after the man had searched his wife's purse and found the money, he subjected her to the brutal act, photos of which some journalists posted on a number of social media sites.

According to a statement issued in Dar es Salaam by Tamwa Executive Director Valerie Msoka, the CSOs have called on the authorities to ensure the perpetrator was brought to justice, arguing that if such acts were left unpunished the goal of achieving a society free from gender-based violence would never be realised.

CSOs believe that the act of posting photos on social media sites, especially those which expose private parts of a woman, is harassment and violation of human rights, she said.

The organisations called on journalists to adhere to their professional ethics so the purpose of educating and creating awareness on gender- based violence was attained in the country.

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