The TMF fellowship programme aims to promote excellence in Tanzanian journalism through specialised reporting on topical issues.2017 thematic emphasis was inspired by the concept of sustainable development and Tanzania’s potential in this area. For TMF, journalists and the media have a critical role to play in the development cycle. TMF is committed to building the capacity of journalists to grapple with and engage effectively in shaping the development agenda. The fellowship was a six-month(June-December 2017) programme during which journalists went through thematic master classes, conduct fieldwork in rural or marginalised areas and receive mentorship in order to produce quality, indepth investigative reporting for public interest in order to contribute to increased accountability in governance in Tanzania. It is best suited to mid-career journalists.