Thursday, October 17, 2013

DAY 3 .....the final

Actually this is a very greatful day to me. The training was very practical, I learn a lot, and i meet my expectations.

Briefly to day we are told to wtite a feature story in one of the two topic which we asked to do for, as the result we use more time in searching information and writing the story.

This tusk conclude what I learn from day one, as the fact that this training was based on Investigative Internet Journalism.

I learn a lot of things, but most is to practice more on investigative fact- findings and how to develop a story based on the research from resources in the internet, and today I do a research assignment on Gas in Mtwara. I search different materials from various sources.

 I  like the teaching technics which used by the facilitotar, also good class with the charming group.

 As I said, I enjoyed and learn alot from this training, but what I  suggest to organizer is to arange this training out of Dar es Salaam, so that the participants will participate full rather than coming late, and missed training for some hours.

Many thanks to Mr. Peik, and Dada Cecilia.

 Bravo to my class meet. Hope we are going to be good ambassador of this training, and MISA- TAN.




GAS is one of the four fundamental states of matter. A pure gas may be made up of individual atoms. And what distinguishes a gas from liquids or solids is the vast separation of the individual gas practicles.
Tanzania drew international attention this year by almost trebling its appraisal of its natural gas reserves. Now confirmed at 43 Trillion Cubic feet (TCF), they are valued around $430 billion, .
Mtwara region is now on the topic due to the discovery of gas.
Mtwara region is one of Tanzanians 30 adiminstrative regions. According to the 2012 national census, this Region had a population of 1,270,854.
Exploration for oil and gas began in 1952 in Tanzania. To date, 53 wells have been drilled to completion and six more are in varying drilling stages. This drilling activity has led to the discovery
of nine gas fields, two of which are currently in commercial production.
The import of heavy equipment for oil In collaboration with some operators, the Government is upgrading the Mtwara port to international standards in order to accommodate oil and gas equipment.
The Government is also planning to convert the Mtwara port into a free port and supply base for oil and gas equipment.
 The Government is also investing into gas pipeline infrastructure to provide producers with access to the local market and export opportunities to neighboring countries.
The Government funded the existing 248 km-long pipeline from Songo Songo to Dar es Salaam (12-inch 25 km Songo
It is expected that Tanzania’s natural resources will rise to 200 trillion cubic feet after the next two years.
Already Terms of agrrements with investors are spelt out in the model Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) of 2004 and in the Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Act of 1980.
 The Production sharing agreements are signed between the investors and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC), which is a public corporation.
 Tanzanian government employees traveled to China to sign a loan agreement for $1.2 billion with Chinese government-owned Export-Import Bank, Tanzania's
The loan will fund the construction of a 532-kilometre natural gas pipeline between Mnazi Bay in Mtwara and Dar es Salaam. The project will build a new 24- to 36-inch pipeline between Mnazi Bay and Somanga, and expand the existing pipeline between Somanga and Dar es Salaam from 16 inches to 36 inches. The pipelines will double capacity, transporting 210 million cubic feet of gas per day.
It is said that  Natural gas provides 35% of the country's electricity,
British gas firm BG Group, Norway's Statoil, Brazil's Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp are among companies already operating in Tanzania.
The country plans to offer seven deep offshore blocks and one onshore block in October for oil and gas exploration, with the potential of making more high-impact gas finds, while three Chinese companies since  July 21st this year they  start construction of a 512-kilometre pipeline from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam,.
According to one of the government statement, Tanzania current demand is 720 megawatts per day. Therefore, by generating 3,920 megawatts through domestic gas reserves, the country will have a surplus of more than 3,000 megawatts to be used for export or to develop new industries,
It says the project is likely to boost the economy, as generating employment as well
But after all this process the people of mtwara reacted by saying that, government has consistently neglected regions in southern Tanzania, leaving them in abject poverty, they said they had no roads, schools, hospitals or access to water, and employment is nightmare. Mtwara is a symbol of poverty in our country." One qouted.
"Last year, God decided to bless our neglected region by giving us gas," he said. "Ironically, the government comes to befriend us, but maintains the poverty line by transporting our gas to Dar es Salaam. In capital letters we say 'no' to this."they claimed.
In order to generate employment and distribute the national wealth equitably, the government should build infrastructure to convert the gas into electricity in Mtwara and then transport it to other parts of the country, this is what majority belive.
Also it is said that, Developing sectors and creating jobs in Mtwara and other regions would ease the pressure of migrants who head to Dar es Salaam in search of jobs.
But Government defend its position by saying the entire country has benefitted from resources found in Tanzania's regions, thus  16% of the gas extracted in Mtwara would go to Dar es Salaam, with the remainder to stay in Mtwara for various uses, including for export by sea.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Day Two!

Day Two!

In second day we learn more things on how to investigate through internet, such as

1.       Journalist research via internet, which guide on how to choose right search words,  try to use different google search options and to add favourates in our folder, by creating new files.

2.       Also we leaned on spending much time on the investigation than on the actual writing

3.       Another things we learned is  how to add link in our blog.
So in summary this is what we learn today.
In this second day I trully like all what we have done though igot challenge to some topic, but i will keep on practice it, i enjoyed the enviroment and food as well.

Today I learned about how to post my information in my blog, how to add link in my blog and how to search different information from different search engine.
I do a research  assignment about Zambian natioanal team which known as Chipolopolo Samba, who today play an internatinal friend match with Brazil.

And once I want to do a research for my  story , I just plan to:
-          To understand well a topic/ issue that i want to write for

-          I spend much time on investigation than writing

-          I use simple words and I some link



Today a history has made in a Chipolopolo team from Zambia known as samba boys, who a few minutes from now, they are going to play an international friend match with brazil.

Historically Zambia soccer was founded in 1929, and it said that this is one of the oldest soccer federation in the Continent while the Brazilian soccer its history started in the late of 19th century, when the sport was picked up from English men who were there at that time.

In 1888 the first Brazilian soccer club was formed. And they play first game as a nation in 1914 and in 1930 they appeared for the first time in world cup.

From this historical background you can see how this match ( friend match) between this two country is going to be very interesting, because Brazilian they are using this match as a preparation for the coming world cup tournament while Chipolopolo they use this game to prove how good they are and also is a market platform to players.

 So every soccer fans in the world is waiting to know what will be the results of this match


Monday, October 14, 2013

new knowledge!

Greetings to all of you, once again my name is Joyce shebe . Iam working with clouds fm as a news editor. This is my second time to attend this training and Iam realy very excited.

Guys Iam telling you, this training(investigative internet journalism) is very useful in our professional as we realize that naew media has come  in this world and change our life as well as professional.

I was verry exited to meet again with Mr. PEIK, a training Consultant and sinior Journalist from Finland. 

This man has a wide knowledge on how to use internet in investigative journalism.

So this week, i will spend my three days in this class with my mate from different media organization, and my expectation is acquire new knowledge on how to investigate through internet.

Please find me after  three days, for sure you will agree that i have changed  because

am going to apply this knowledge as soon after my complete.

Many Thanks to MISA-TAN, who organize this training.

Karibu & Enjoy


Friday, February 3, 2012


This was a five days training about internet in Journalism.
This Internet Training basically based on different issues such as how internet has changed the societies, how to create a blog and journalism in the age of internet .
Through this topic and others which we have been trained, I learn different things about the uses of internet including how to search materials through internet (Google search engine)
As a journalist I am going to apply what I got from this training to improve my work, and I am going to change my behavior, because before this training I was lazy in searching and leading different material from the website, so now  I am going to study as much as I wish.
From day one Jan 30st 2012 I enjoyed much the style of training ( more Practical).
A professional Journalism he/ she must get Knowledge about  the uses of internet. And this knowledge suppose to be applied and practice daily in order to improve the carrier.
In the class I meet with my colleague from different media. We were almost 11, and our trainer was Mr. Peik Johansson from Finland, and Mr. Majid Mjengwa who join us in a last day for Blogs training.
I thanks the MISA Tanzania and the Finland Embassy who together organize this wonderful training to us.
It is the true fact that,  the uses of internet is a big challenge to developing countries like Tanzania so we need a to increase people as much as we can through our media  to learn about the uses of internet.
But the challenge is …….are we going to maintain our cultural?

Timu ya wanawake ya Tanzania, Twiga Stars wakishangilia ushindi wa mabao 5-2 dhidi ya timu ya Namibia hivi karibuni.