Veronica Mrema (Freelance)… MATUKIO NA MAISHA BLOG

Country/area: Tanzania

Organisation: matukionamaisha.blogspot.com

Organisation size: Small

Cover letter:

Hello, Sigma Awards 2021 team, Iam a Tanzanian journalist holds Advanced Diploma in Journalism, for about eight years now based on science and social news reporting, As a journalist who based on science (health) and social news reports, I experience that a lot of majority in Tanzania lack enough information especially on how to avoid themselves against diseases.

In my daily diary I had to go and search for news which is finally being helpful for my community, even youth to advocacy so as to bring the community change and transformation.

I believe in the power of information to save lives of my community and I understand that access to accurate and timely information is key to make informed decision.

In 2018 I was among the selected journalist included in the road safety fellowship and it was there i stated learned how to write, data stories, since then to-date I present my work by using data visualization and story telling.

I have won two awards as the best journalist in data journalism in Tanzania, awarded by the National Bureau of Statistics of Tanzania (NBS) – 2019 and 2020

Description of portfolio:

MATUKIO NA MAISHA BLOG is a blog deals with science and social news stories, established since 2015 but became active in septemba, 2020 after under go all required legal regstiration, I work as the reporter in it.

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