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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The learning event was  held on 23/10/2017 2017 at Zanzibar Beach Resort, from 08:30AM – to 16:00 PM. 27 participants were trained on;


How to pitch idea for investigative story?

-Discovering hypothesis

-How hypothesis work during investigative journalism work

-Organizing resources for testing and verifying the hypothesis

-Data and information collection for investigative story

-Drafting, publishing and defending the investigative story.


Data journalism for Zanzibar tourism industry 

-Introduction to data journalism

-Analyzing and visualizing sample data on tourism industry