Mobile Phone Reporting
Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) in colloboration with Voices of Africa Media Foundation (VoAMF) are currently running a week long training for five journalists on use of a mobile phone to report their stories. This interesting venture opens doors to users of modern technology to usher in a New Media. The training is taking place at the TMF conference room in Dar es Salaam is expected to end on Saturday 27th March 2010.
Nairobi based veteran journalist, Khamis Ramadhani, who is VoAMF regional coordinator, introducing a point to participants of the training. Seated right is Ibrahim Issa from Radio Ebony FM (Iringa) listening attentively.
Marjan Besuijen, TMF boss, introduing TMF to participants of the training.
Left is Abisae Maeda, a mobile phone reporter based in Arusha who participates in the training to share his experiences on the use of this new media tool. Right is Salma Said of Mwananchi newspaper and Deutsche Velle. Other participants (not pictured) included Nasra Mohamed from Pemba, Amon Mwakyusa from This Day newspaper, Japhet Sanga from TMF, and Deo Simba (another mobile reporter based in Dar es Salaam who participates to share his experience).
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The New Media offers huge opportunities of sharing and analysing news, events, challenges, problems, solutions and lessons from community to community. With rapid changes taking place in information, communication technologies, there is a bigger hope than ever before that we will now be ‘hearing’/listening to Voices of the Voiceless and not only voices of those who ‘have’ voices. This venture ushers in a major shift on ‘who makes the news’.