Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), formerly Tanzania Media Fund, 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 of a strong and independent media sector promoting accountability
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.
Investigative journalism involves uncovering the truth through in-depth research that otherwise would not become known. It involves careful fact finding, checking with different sources, analysis and good writing. Public interest journalism involves quality and thorough research on a topic that is of great importance or concern to ordinary people, particularly those who are poor or marginalized.
The total strategic budget for 2015 to 2018 is approximately USD13.5 million. TMF is however currently reviewing this budget; up to date information will be made available once the budget review process is finalised.