Welcome to Tanzania Media Foundation

Tanzania Media Foundation (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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  • TMF awards Zanzibar Leo Sh167 million to strengthen IJ, build digital capacity
    October 30, 2017

    Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) on 27 October 2017 signed a grant contract valued at Sh167 million to work with Zanzibar Leo Newspaper as part of its content with transformation programme which aims to achieve sustainable investigative journalism in Tanzania. Speaking at the partnership launch event which was held alongside TMF’s quarterly learning session for journalists […]

  • TMF ED says there are opportunities for investigative reporting in Tanzania
    July 29, 2017

    Despite recently reported drops in press freedom in the country, the commitment by the president of Tanzania to fight corruption has created new opportunities for investigative journalism in Tanzania. The remark was made on 24 July at Ohio State University, by 2017 Study of the US Institute (SUSI) scholar and Tanzania Media Foundation Executive Director, […]

  • Big wins at the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards Tanzania
    May 12, 2017

    What does excellence in journalism look like? For us at Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) it looks like the commitment that our grantees often put in their work as journalists, to ensure that whatever stories they work on benefit ordinary Tanzanians and promote accountability. There are many reasons why it is challenging being a journalist in […]

  • Call for mentors, experts and resource people
    March 17, 2017

      Are you interested in being part of our pool of media/media business mentors, experts and resource people? TMF is looking to create a team of experts/specialists with exceptional skills in journalism and or other fields and an outstanding track record in their career who can pass on their knowledge, skills and competences to journalists […]

  • Apply for TMF’s 2017 fellowship now!
    March 4, 2017

    Are you passionate about reporting on development? Would you like to enhance your capacity to produce data driven stories that promote accountability? If your answer to these questions is yes, Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) would like to invite you to apply for a place on its 2017 Fellowship, Reporting Development. You will clearly state why […]

  • We are hiring: programme officer, accounts assistant and communication interns
    January 25, 2017

    Would you like to work for an organisation that is making a difference in the lives of ordinary Tanzanians? Are you able to multitask, have good organising skills and passionate about the media sector? TMF has vacancies for the following positions: Rural Dispatch Programme Officer Accounts assistant Communication interns (three positions) All positions are based […]

  • Call for proposals: curriculum developer
    November 22, 2016

    Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) is looking for an expert in competence based curriculum development who will, through his/her expertise and networks, organise a curriculum development team to work with TMF to produce on its behalf a curriculum that shall contribute to increasing the professional capacity of media stakeholders and the quality and quantity of media […]

  • Call for Content With Transformation concept notes
    November 15, 2016

    The Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) which envisions a strong and independent Tanzanian media works to promote investigative and public interest journalism as well as facilitate critical reflection and learning. TMF is now accepting concept notes from media outlets interested in going through the organisation’s Content with Transformation programme. TMF’s Content with Transformation grant is worth […]

  • Coders for TMF content analysis urgently wanted
    November 3, 2016

    Are you a postgraduate student pursuing a masters or PhD in journalism, psychology, business studies, communications, media studies, marketing or management? Tanzania Media Foundation(TMF) is expecting to conduct a content analysis of media products from December 12, 2016. For more information concerning this opportunity and how to apply, read the full call here: Call for […]

  • Call for proposals: Design and set up new TMF website
    September 1, 2016

    Towards improving its visibility and communication with various stakeholders, TMF is looking for a consultant to review its current website (www.tmf.or.tz) and redesign it with guidance from the organisation’s communication officer. TMF requires a website on which it can easily and regularly publish and update various forms of information in various formats to keep its […]