"This brief examines the extent of corruption perceived by residents of six councils in Tanzania. Corruption is perceived to be a major problem by the majority of citizens in these councils. Yet, many respondents did not know how to report cases of corruption. And those who do know how, are fearful of negative repercussions should they decide to report official misconduct. Two clear conclusions emerge from the analysis of the views and experiences of citizens in six local councils: stronger mechanisms are needed to protect whistleblowers and tougher actions are demanded by Tanzanians against corrupt officials. Anti corruption policies and action plans, must be backed up by concrete mechanisms to prosecute public officials involved in corruption."