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 in Zanzibar, TMF executive director Ernest Sungura noted that this is just one of the organisation’s efforts to strengthen media on the isles as part of its mandate to build media capacity for promoting accountability in Tanzania. TMF previously supported Zanzibar Leo
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Our second batch of 2017 rural dispatch grantees are meeting in Dodoma from 4 to 8 July 2017. Amongst other things, today's opening session posed the question 'what does it take to produce great journalism?'

Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) in collaboration with the European Journalism Centre (EJC), an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting the highest standards in journalism, conducted a three-days Data Journalism Training of Trainers Programme to strengthen the capacity of TMF-formers trainees of Data Journalism in 2016, so as they can be trainers of Data Journalism.

The training took place from 17 July to 19 July 2017.

Are you are a journalist, media owner, editor, independent producer or working with an organisation that is looking for media partners? Outreach is an opportunity to connect with TMF officers and hear more about our products. See the schedule below to find out when we will be in your town or city; time and venue will also be communicated to your local press club leaders:

Dar es Salaam: 25 and 26 February
Mtwara: 29 February
Singida: 1 March

Dodoma and Tabora: 3 March
Iringa and Mwanza: 5 March
Bukoba: 7 March
Sumbawanga: 8 March

Arusha and Mbeya: 10 March
Songea: 12 March

Kigoma: 15 March

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Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) in collaboration with the Editors’ Forum and Media Owners Association of Tanzania would like to invite media owners, editors, senior and veteran journalists as well as independent producers based in Dar es Salaam to an outreach meeting, to take place on 25 February 2016. The meeting include special audience with the Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Nape Nauye and Irish Ambassador to Tanzania, Fionnuala Gilsenan.

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TMF’s lead donor, SDC, is looking for an external reviewer to assess the performance of TMF. The overall objective of the review is to assess the performance of the project as it reaches the completion of phase two (May 2015) in order to determine its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability as well as draw lessons that will inform TMF’s future strategy.

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