Credits and Recognition

Siri ya Mtungi (SyM) has enjoyed a great deal of free publicity within Tanzania during its broadcast run. The program has enjoyed at least 50 dedicated press articles, many radio and television appearances by the artists, and tens of thousands of social media engagements. SyM has been perceived as a groundbreaking achievement in production value for media created within Tanzania.

SyM has also been submitted to several international television festivals, including the International Emmy Awards (USA), the Banff World Media Festival (Canada), 15th edition of FICA (Brazil), and the Edinburgh Television Festival (UK). SyM was awarded the 2015 AfriComNet Award for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa in the mass media category, and has been featured at meetings of the American Public Health Association and other global health conferences.

The TV series is the flagship program of the Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP), implemented by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Media for Development International (MFDI), a sub-partner on TCCP, is the producer of the series.

The series was produced by John Riber, Louise Riber, and Jordan Riber. Episodes were directed by Jordan Riber and L. Karabani, with writing by Andrew Whaley, Ali Mbwana, and Carola Kinasha. John Riber, Louise Riber, Jordan Riber by