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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  • 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 […]

  • TMF is looking for an external auditor
    May 19, 2016

    In order to ensure its smooth functioning, TMF is currently setting up its organisational infrastructure. Towards this, the organisation is looking for a professional audit firm that will express an independent opinion on its operations. For more information, download this description of  how to bid for the provision of audit services. Deadline for submission is 10 June, […]

  • Wanted: journalist with investigative journalism leaning
    May 19, 2016

    Tanzania Media Foundation is looking for an individual with a background and interest in investigative journalism to review applications for its Strategic Commissioned Grant. The Strategic Commissioned Grant aims to pick up on promising stories of national or public interest (which could have initially been produced with or without the support of a TMF grant) […]

  • TMF is looking for a firm to conduct its pre-award assessments
    April 28, 2016

    Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) is looking to engage a highly credible consultancy firm to conduct due diligence (pre-award assessment) on applicants for TMF’s institutional grants. Interested parties are required to submit the following: An expression of interest in not more than three pages, explaining why you should be considered for this assignment. Detailed evidence of […]

  • Announcement: Applications for content and rural dispatch grants now open
    April 6, 2016

    Tanzania Media Foundation is pleased to announce that it will now be receiving applications for the Rural Dispatch and Content grant. The Rural Dispatch grant, whose recipients may come from rural or urban areas, aims to increase to increase quality, quantity and diversity of rural voices and issues of ordinary people in the media. It […]

  • Call for accounting software expert
    December 10, 2015

    TMF is looking for an expert in accounting software, preferably with payroll module, who will install the package, provide training to selected TMF staff on its use and finally, enter into an agreement with the organisation to provide support and maintenance of the accounting software for a specified period.For more information and instructions on how […]

  • Tanzania Media Foundation is hiring!
    December 10, 2015

    Tanzania Media Foundation seeks to hire qualified and competent professionals for the roles of Finance, Grants and Administration Manager, Programme Manager and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. Deadline for submitting your application is 4 January, 2016. For more information, see the full announcements here – Job opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Job opportunity: Programme Manager and […]

  • TMF to award grantees for promoting accountability
    July 8, 2015

    The Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) project expects to recognise and award 12 of its past grantees – five media institutions and seven individual journalists – for work that has had a demonstrable accountability impact. The awards, which are only open to practising journalists and media houses, will be announced at an event in September 2015, […]

  • Seeking consultant to develop TMF fellowship booklet
    June 26, 2015

    Hivos Tanzania seeks to hire a consultant to produce an engaging and easy to read booklet highlighting the achievements, challenges and lessons learned through the TMF fellowship programme. The consultant will be expected to develop a booklet of not more than 12 pages, including cover page, full layout and design, and illustrated with photographs as […]

  • TMF hosts Thompson Reuters training on SDGs
    June 26, 2015

    Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) is proud to have worked with the Thompson Reuters Foundation to support training for journalists on coverage of the 17 proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 2015 to 2030, which will be adopted at the New York UN Summit in September 2015. The training, which started on Monday, June 22 and […]