Issa Michuzi

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Muhidin Issa Michuzi
Born 28 August
Dar es salaam
Nationality Tanzanian
Alma mater IIJ
UDSM
Occupation Photojournalist
Blogger (2005–present)
Years active 1990–present
Known for Michuzi Blog
Political party Independent
Awards Best Political Blog (2011)1
VADE Local Digital Media2
Website issamichuzi.blogspot.com
Notes
1 1st Annual Tanzanian Blog Awards
2 Vodacom Awards for Digital Excellence, 2012

Muhidin Issa Michuzi (born 28 August) is a Tanzanian photojournalist who is well known for initiating the Michuzi Blog.

Early life and career[edit]

Michuzi had a keen interest in photography. In the 1980s, he joined an evening photography course at the Goethe-Institut in Dar es Salaam, in order to cover his tuition fees he engaded in taking photos in most Dar es salaam social functions including the then famous afternoon disco at YMCA. One of his photographs was selected for the front page of the Daily News, a government-owned newspaper. He was subsequently employed as a stringer for three years before being employed formally on 1 January 1990.[1]

In 1992, he joined the Internationales Institut für Journalismus in Berlin for an advanced photojournalism course. He later joined the Tanzania School of Journalism (present-day School of Journalism and Mass Communication) at the University of Dar es Salaam and graduated in 1996. Then he was awarded Best Photojounalism and 2nd Overall student Awards[1]

In 2006 he was awarded a scholarship to attend a specialized course in digital photography in Cardiff, Wales and has since been associated with the Daily News.

Blogging career[edit]

In September 2005, Michuzi had accompanied the former Tanzanian foreign minister Jakaya Kikwete who was attending the Helsinki Conference in Finland. There, he met Ndesanjo Macha who assisted him in setting up his blog. The first blog entry was made on 8 September 2005.[2] His intention was to inform the Tanzanian diaspora about news related to the motherland via a photoblog.

Personal life[edit]

Michuzi has two brothers, Ahmad and Othman who are also well known bloggers in Tanzania. Together, they've formed a media company known as Michuzi Media Group (MMG). He is an avid fan of Bongo Flava and supports the Premier League club Liverpool F.C.. and Manchester

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TANZANIA'S MOST POPULAR BLOGGER ISSA MICHUZI!". sporahmagazine.blogspot.co.uk. May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Michuzi and Ndesanjo". Michuzi Blog. 8 September 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 

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