Deadline: 31 August, 2022

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, has opened applications for the 2022 Investigative Journalism Support Programme.

The U.S. Embassy, through the programme, is advocating for the establishment of a vibrant, independent, responsible, and diverse media sector in Tanzania that serves the public interest.

Supporting investigative journalism is a crucial part of achieving the objective as investigative reporting can draw attention to and sustain public interest in issues of national importance.

Unfortunately, the economic challenges facing the media business in Tanzania means that reporters are rarely given the time or resources to conduct in-depth investigations.

As a result, members of the public are deprived of information on issues that impact their lives, such as corruption, labour abuses, financial mismanagement, harmful environmental practices, and more.

Therefore, the project seeks to address the problem described above by creating a media support fund that will empower local journalists to report on public interest issues through capacity building and financial support.

Benefits

  • Successful applicant will receive $250,000

Eligibility

  • Open to individuals or representatives of civil society and non-governmental organisations, cultural organisations, or research and academic institutions

To apply and for more information, click here.

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