The editorial policy of Tanzania Development
Gateway (TzDG) is balanced, and ethical.
In featuring content, TzDG will provide linkages to all relevant
resources while most of the content, which is not yet published
online, will be generated in house. Disclaimers will be displayed,
where appropriate, to prevent any appearance that TzDG is endorsing
any individual, institution, etc or particular point of view.
The TzDG content will be monitored
by the the Project Team with the assistance of Content Editors,
where Content Advisors drawn from the Content Working group
and online main content contributors will advise the project
as to TzDG's fairness and objectivity.
The general guidelines for selecting content
to feature include these:
1. The content provides the user with up-to-date, accurate,
balanced information about the development issues in Tanzania.
2. The content directs the user to information or interaction
sites that feature useful, accurate, or helpful information.
3. The content is especially newsworthy and/or has been the
subject of coverage by media organizations reporting on development
issues in Tanzania.
4. The content is unique on the Internet in its relevancy,
credibility, format, or style of its presentation.
Through links to other sites, TzDG will
help to direct users to resources that meet the criteria above.
The use of a links will not constitute an endorsement by TzDG
of any organization, cause, person, product, or comment. Information
and resources not directly provided by TzDG are used solely
at the discretion of the individual and TzDG will make no
representation or guarantee about their reliability, accuracy,
The overriding goal of the Tanzania Development Gateway is
to ensure an open and distributed content system dedicated
to quality and accuracy. The gateway uses a 'deferred publishing'
approach, so that content suggested by users is reviewed prior
to acceptance on the site. Selection of resources, issues,
discussion topics, news, and technical data for the site is,
to the extent possible, based on fact, careful analysis, and
the needs of the Gateway audience. This challenge of coupling
Internet technologies with sound human judgment in a manner
that is both open and professionally sound is at the core
of the Gateway’s editorial policy.