Strengthening of Online Media in Tanzania is a capacity building program that targets online media owners/practitioners in Tanzania. It is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by Jamii Media. The program aims to strengthen existing online media’s capacity to report on accurate, impartial and relevant matters of public interest, and do so, professionally and sustainably.
The program will select 20 online media owners and equip them with: skills to produce high quality content for niche audiences, skills to use new/digital technologies, and most importantly, skills to enhance management and financial sustainability for their online media businesses.
Jamii Media developed an online platform to assist the Strengthening the professional capacities of online media practitioners. The platform was funded by the Dutch Embassy in Tanzania. The Click Institute is a specialist/expert online school and the training ground in Tanzania. Through collaboration with industry experts, we create self-paced online lessons designed to emulate the face-to-face learning experience. Our first cohort of courses focuses on Online Media.
Our free online courses for media help young and seasoned journalists learn how to incorporate new media sustainable business models, technologies, and digital platforms for modern-day media space. We work closely with journalists and media experts to design and deliver a broad, hands-on, and cutting-edge curriculum. This prepares you to launch or advance a career in digital media as unique as you are. What unites our students and team is a love of media and a passion to tell stories.
To address some of online media challenges, with the gracious support from Freedom House and Pact International, Jamii Media facilitated the establishment of Tanzania Online Media Network. The Network is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and educating its members. The members will create an association for industry partners to reach a common goal, whether legislative, educational, or social. Since two heads are better than one, associations are an excellent way for New and Alternative Media to reach bigger goals that will impact their businesses.