Vicensia Alfred Fuko
Vicensia Fuko is a lawyer, media expert, and activist with eight years of experience advocating for access to information, freedom of expression and media independence in Tanzania. Presently, Vicensia is a Senior Program Officer at the Fellowships and Strategic Partnership Projects Program at Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF). The TMF is a funding and learning organization which strives to promote media independence and accountability in Tanzania. Vicensia has designed and is managing Tanzania's first state of the art media lab providing space and support for young journalists to learn skills on investigative journalism, public interest journalism, data journalism, and online journalism. Vicensia believes in an open society where people can access quality information, express their views freely and debate issues that prompt accountability. Vicensia holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Intellectual Property Law from Stockholm University and a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) degree from the University of Dar es Salaam. Upon the completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Vicensia plans to continue managing the media lab and fellowships and strategic partnership projects for the promotion of freedom of expression, access to information, and media independence in Tanzania.