About us


Our pledge to Our Audience

Diramakini is Tanzanian blog established to play role in shaping the global agenda through telling true stories by delivering quick, in-depth and exclusive news on issues and events affecting our political, economic and social landscape. Medium of communication is Swahili and English.

The editorial board representing is totally committed to delivering accurate and impartial news designed to inform the public debate and enable people to make educated choices.

Our pledge to those we serve is to seek the truth, deliver the facts and offer relevant context and analysis where appropriate.

Our tone will be non-judgemental, objective and fair. In all cases we will strive to include all relevant opinions and ensure that no significant strand of thought is neglected.

We will strive to dig where others don’t, give voice to the voiceless, shine a light in dark places, scrutinize the executive and hold the powerful to account-all on behalf of you, our audience, who we aim to serve with integrity offering journalism that is professional, credible, reliable , trustworthy, dependable and totally transparent.

Our aim is to create space for debate and diversity, to defend freedom of expression.

We have set ourselves challenging objectives but we believe that only be striving to achieve the highest can we elevate ourselves above the elements which tend to hold our country back.

However, if you see anything in print or online where you feel we may have failed to deliver on the pledges set out above, and where we may have failed on issues such as tone, impartiality, objectivity and fairness, please let us know by using the contact us form. We are here to listen and improve 24 contact: diramakini@gmail.com OR +255 719 254464.

Corrections Policy

In light of a rapidly changing media environment in Tanzania and globally, we strive to be accurate as possible and will take time to fact-check and verify our stories.

However, we may sometimes make mistakes, miss important stories or information or have been misled with false information.

If you find any factual errors or mistakes in our articles or on our social media pages that require correcting, please contact our editorial team at contact us form or email diramakini@gmail.com and we will strive to review the issue as soon as we are aware of it.


As Diramakini we commit ourselves to the highest standards of independent journalism. We commit ourselves to the highest standards of independent journalism.

We serve the public’s right to know, to allow citizens to make decisions and judgments about their society. We pledge to exercise our role with great care and responsibility to safeguard public trust in our integrity.

Editorial Policy

Diramakini Blog was established with the slogan "Trusted and Targeted News 24 hours" because that is what we believe in.

We have a right to freedom of expression, included in the United Republic of Tanzania Constitution and this freedom is at the heart of the editorial independence.

We will balance our right to freedom of expression with our responsibilities to our audiences and to our contributors, subject to restrictions in law.

We are going to be holding power to account Our journalism seeks to establish the truth and use the highest reporting standards to provide coverage that is fair and accurate.

Free speech enables the exchange of information and ideas without state interference. It helps to inform public debate.

Journalism Standards

Our journalists are expected to work to Media Code of Ethic, the industry benchmark for good journalism. Where readers have complaints or concerns about our reporting, Diramakini Blog has a robust procedure in place to ensure those complaints are taken seriously and dealt with with all deliberate speed. If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, you can email diramakini@gmail.com

Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism is an integral part of journalism and the only means of ensuring a corrupt-free society and shall be practiced without fear or favour.

Diramakini Blog will be entitled to comment upon or criticize any actions or events of public importance and shall be presented in such manner that it appears clearly that it is comment, and shall be made on facts truly stated or fairly indicated and referred to.


Our journalists should be responsible and live up to the highest honour and trust bestowed on them by not being influenced by monetary or profit considerations.

Cultivating knowledgeable sources who can provide the background and insight necessary for delivering a complete story is the trademark of the excellent reporter.

Unnamed sources

The public interest is best served when someone with facts or opinions to make public is identified by the press by name and qualifications. Readers need to see named sources to help them decide on the credibility and importance of the information.

Regular use of unnamed sources weakens our news reports. DIRAMAKINI firmly discourages the quoting of sources who want to hide their identities.

1.The use of unnamed sources is only permissible if the material is information not speculation or opinion-that’s vital to the report and available for use only under the condition of anonymity.

2.Such material should always be accompanied by an explanation of how DIRAMAKINI justified the decision to refrain from identifying the source:

3.Push sources hard to understand that putting their names to what they say is important to freedom of information. This is especially important in dealings with public servants who ask for anonymity in routine circumstances.

4.Beat reporters should regularly test the willingness of their sources to be named.

5.Information from unnamed sources should be confirmed whenever possible by one or two other sources (always respecting the original source’s anonymity, of course). Try to get supporting documentation.

6.When confirmation via other sources or documents is impossible, reporters need to learn more about how the source came to know the information.

7.Supervisors must be consulted before a story with unnamed sources is released. Names of sources will be given to head office when requested.

8.Direct quotes should be avoided unless the actual words have particular significance.

9.If the source is presenting one side of a controversy, the opposing side’s views must be sought and presented fairly in the original story.

10.Do not say a person declined comment if the same person is also an unnamed source in the story.

We don’t have to tie every bit of information to a named source.

Confidential Sources

Diramakini Blog has an obligation to protect confidential sources of information. However, the Editor must be given all sources of information by all journalists which must be corroborated by at least two authentic and independent sources.


Be accurate, clear and sensitive when describing a person with a disability, handicap, illness or disease. They are people first; their disability is only one part of their humanity and most would say it is the least important part.

Mention a disability only if it is pertinent. Never dismiss someone with an unqualified disabled, crippled or the like.

Fact Check Policy

When it has been deemed necessary in certain circumstances, Diramakini Blog will also use fact-checkers and articles may be withdrawn without warning or apology if a recheck of facts returns unsatisfactory result.

Use the email hereby provide to raise concerns with the Editorial Board of Diramakini Business Limited at email; diramakini@gmail.com with the title of the article or link. Thanks

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