The main research question in this study is: What is the role of JamiiForums in addressing problems of Political Oppression in Tanzania?
The sub-research questions are as follows:
How does the JamiiForums platform work; what are some of the unique features of the platform that influences its effectiveness?
How the management of JamiiForums influence its use by the citizens and impacts on the political revolution in Tanzania?
How has the platform significantly contributed to the revolution of citizen participation in the current media setup and democratic framework in Tanzania?
To what extent do the JamiiForums concur and collaborate with similar social networks in influencing the political landscape of Tanzania?
Purpose and significance of the study
Since there are limited comprehensive research studies that look into the effectiveness of JamiiForums apart from the media reports, the purpose of this research study fills into this gap by critically analyzing the relevance of the forum with respect to the new media, scope of coverage of the forum, transparency, and openness of the topics and debates conducted in the forum. The study also analyses the relationship between JamiiFourums and other social network programs that influences the political structure, climate, and revolt against oppression in Tanzania. To the learners, the study will significantly add to the existing literature about JammiiForums as well as other social networks hence it will be a rich reference material for further studies in the future.