Posted by: africanpressorganization | 17 March 2010

Applications invited for the Tanzania Media Fund fellowship





Applications invited for the Tanzania Media Fund fellowship



ARUSHA, Tanzania, March 17, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Do you want to be a topnotch journalist? Be more creative? Have people read your work and pass it around to others? Have an impact? Then read on…


The Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) is an exciting initiative that seeks to promote independence and quality in media, with a particular focus on public interest and investigative journalism. TMF believes that independent media is the lifeblood of a free and democratic society.


TMF is now accepting applications from journalists for its Fellowship program. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.


The six-month fellowship is available to 5-6 Tanzanian mid-level print journalists, aged 25 to 35, who have a firm commitment to working in journalism in Tanzania; have been covering issues related to governance, gender, HIV/Aids and poverty; and are ready to undertake a significant amount of travel for considerable periods of up to six weeks away from home during the programme. If you are interested, send us your CV along with:

Three samples of your work;

A 300 – 500 word statement explaining your background in journalism; what your professional goals are and why you feel you need this fellowship;

A 300 – 500 word proposal on what reporting projects you would like to undertake during the fellowship and why you feel they are important.


NOTE: The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists. Participants will therefore be journalists who have honed some considerable level of skills in the profession.


The Fellows will be given an incomparable opportunity to travel to different parts of the country to write on issues that break fresh ground for media coverage in Tanzania. They also stand to benefit from an intensive programme of seminars facilitated by some of the best experts in a variety of disciplines. The seminars are part of the fellowship’s goal of widening the journalists’ perspectives on different aspects of society.


The fellowship will begin in May 2010 through the end of October 2010. Fellows will be given a stipend in addition to having all your costs covered while on the fellowship. 


More information can be found on our website: Any further questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be directed to



The Tanzania Media Fund (TMF)


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