Welcome to Tanzania Media Fund

Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) stands for an independent, quality, diverse and vibrant media in Tanzania by enabling investigative and public interest journalism and facilitating critical reflection and learning. Our vision is one of an open society where all people can access information, debate issues and express their views.

Through our funding and learning activities, we seek to support quality journalism that better informs the public, contributes to debate and thereby increases public demand for greater accountability across Tanzania. We focus on investigative journalism and public interest journalism read more

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  • Call for applications – new media and data journalism training
    March 2, 2015

    Interested and motivated practising journalists are encouraged to apply for a Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) and European Journalism Centre (ECJ) short course which will run in March 2015. The five day course, on data journalism and new media, will be taught by renowned experts in data journalism. For more information, download the full call here: […]

  • Call for proposals – documentation and event management
    January 27, 2015

    Hivos Tanzania, which manages Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) is looking for competent service providers in the following areas: 1. Documentation and awareness raising – to provide videography, phorography and writing services to support TMF to raise public awareness of its achievements. 2. Event management – to organise two major events between February and May 2015. […]

  • TMF grantees attend academy on quality, sustainability
    October 8, 2014

    Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) began a Transformation Academy for seven of its institutional grantees on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at Kunduchi Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The grantees attending the academy are Jamhuri Media Ltd (Dar es Salaam), Daraja Development (Njombe), Kahama FM Stereo Radio (Kahama), Pesa time – Mpakasi.com (Dar es Salaam), Standard Radio […]

  • Commercial journalism course emphasises ethics, balance and responsibility
    October 2, 2014

    Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) last week collaborated with Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) to host a critical journalism workshop during the Arusha African Film Festival. The workshop, which TMF funded as part of its efforts to promote learning in the media sector, focused on commercial journalism and posed a critical question on balancing sponsor’s expectations […]

  • TMF awards final grantees; to become an independent organisation in 2015
    September 17, 2014

    After a competitive grants selection process, through which the organization received 71 applications for its institutional grants, Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) has contracted its final batch of institutional grantees until after June 2015. Sixteen (16) media houses qualified for financial and capacity building support from TMF for the period from September 2014 to March 2015. […]

  • TMF no longer receiving new grant applications
    September 9, 2014

    The Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) would like to inform all its stakeholders that it is no longer accepting new applications for individual or institutional grants. This is because until the end of May 2015, TMF will focus on finalising its current contracts as it transitions from being a donor-managed initiative to an independent organisation. To […]

  • Call for Organisational Development expert for new TMF
    August 29, 2014

    Hivos Tanzania, which manages the Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) until May 2015, is looking for an organisational development expert. The right candidate will assess and address the capacity strengthening needs for TMF and help design a programme of organisational strengthening, towards the establishment of an independent TMF. The assignment will take place in September 2014, for […]

    August 6, 2014

    TMF’s lead donor, SDC, is looking for an external reviewer to assess the performance of TMF. The overall objective of the review is to assess the performance of the project as it reaches the completion of phase two (May 2015) in order to determine its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability as well as draw lessons […]

    June 29, 2014

    What defines quality in reporting is the content of your story. TMF’s objective is, among others, to increase the quality of reporting in Tanzania. Through mentorship and practical experience, TMF grantees have the opportunity to work on their skills as journalists. But does this TMF intervention really have an effect on the quality of reporting? […]

    May 29, 2014

    Late 2013 TMF commissioned Synovate to carry out an audience survey. The survey itself was done between November 2013 and January 2014. The audience survey looked at the performance of various TMF grantees, as well as views of the public on media and accountability in general. The grantee-specific results of the audience survey are shared […]