|Muhidin Issa Michuzi|
Dar es salaam
|Known for||Michuzi Blog|
|Awards||Best Political Blog (2011)1
VADE Local Digital Media2
1 1st Annual Tanzanian Blog Awards
2 Vodacom Awards for Digital Excellence, 2012
Early life and career
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.
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
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. His intention was to inform the Tanzanian diaspora about news related to the motherland via a photoblog.
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
- "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH TANZANIA'S MOST POPULAR BLOGGER ISSA MICHUZI!". sporahmagazine.blogspot.co.uk. May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "Michuzi and Ndesanjo". Michuzi Blog. 8 September 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2013.