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Samwel Mahela - CV

Journalist/Presenter

Curriculum Vitae for: Sam Maganga Mahela


Personal Information


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Lanaguages

Fluent in Kiswahili & English


Professional Experience

BBC Swahili Services

News Reporter


·       Writing news stories for publication or broadcast.

·       Verifying factual information, through interviews, observation, and research.

·       Conducting taped or filmed interviews and giving live reports.


Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation -TBC Television.


   News Reporter/TV Anchor


·       Collecting, analysing, and reporting on newsworthy events.

·       Writing news stories for publication or broadcast.

·       Verifying factual information, through interviews, observation, and research.

·       Conducting taped or filmed interviews and giving live reports.

·       Transmitting information to news writers for story writing


Independent Television Ltd, Dar es Salaam -ITV Television.


   News Reporter & Correspondent/ Tv Anchor

  • Similar responsibilities as above.

  • Duration: 2010 – April 2018.


Trinity Television Network (TRENET), Dar es Salaam


   Producer & Presenter

·       Generating and researching program ideas.

·       Developing content and managing logistics for production.

·       Editing, interviewing, and presenting programs.

·       Duration: August 2006 - December 2009.


4. Specialist Assignments


  • Special TV Program Host- Dakika 45

  • Special TV correspondent -2015 and 2020 Tanzanian General Election

  • Special TV correspondent –2017 Kenyan General Election


Achievements & Awards


  • Winner of the Television Media Awards in Opening Category (2016).

  • Second runner-up in Television Awards - Good Governance and Gender Reporting categories.

  • Certificate of recognition for promoting ethics, human rights, and accountability.

  • Certificate of appreciation from Sauti ya Mama Africa Foundation.

  • Honourable mention of the Television Media Award in Good Governance - Certificate of excellence in journalism awards Tanzania (EJAT 2010)

  • Honourable mention of the Television Media Awards in Health Reporting - Certificate of excellence in journalism awards Tanzania (EJATA 2010)

  • Journalist appointed by the ministry of health and social welfare to investigate and report the reality of health service delivery in some regions of Tanzania (2010)

  • Overall winner of the International English language course (2008)

  • The best male Television Presenter in Tanzania, Christian Media Awards, presented by Praise Power Production Studios Ltd,

  • Produced and presented a documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of Efatha Ministry under Apostle & Prophet Josephat Elias Mwingira. (2007) 

  • The best emerging broadcaster of the year award presented by Hon. Mwinyi Musa, The Regional Commissioner for Tabora. (2006)


Education


  • University of South Wales in UK.

  • BA HONS in Journalism - September 2021- May 2024.

  • Times School of Journalism, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

  • Diploma in Journalism

  • February 2007 - November 2008

  • Time School of Journalism, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

  • Advanced Certificate in Journalism

  • October 2005- September 2006

  • University of Dar es salaam Computing Centre, Dar es salaam, Tanzania

  • Certificate in Micro- Computer Applications

  • March- April 2003, Al-Haramain Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • 1997-2001, Certificate of Secondary Education


Additional Training


Computer Skills 

  • Microsoft Office.

  • 2012 Two-day workshop for journalists on Integrating Family Planning & HIV Services provided by Voice of America and DW in collaboration with Tanzania Ministry of Health.

  • 2010 Media and election workshop organized by Embassy of United States of America.


Personal Interests


Reading, watching news, Travelling, Singing and Film acting


References


References can be provided on request.

Links – Examples of work etc

BBC Swahili Services

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvpyVOz1c9A

ITV Television in Tanzania.

https://youtu.be/b8vRqVKg6G0

https://youtu.be/H9eu9xz_Edc

https://youtu.be/9V0p8QN_n38?si=G5OpOkgzLa5jr0Fz

 

Samwel Mahela - CV
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