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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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]