Simon Martha Mkina, Tanzania, is an award-winning investigative journalist, editor, columnist, media trainer and publisher. He has worked in various capacities at outlets including Uhuru, Mzalendo, Kulikoni, ThisDay, HabariLeo, Daily News, ZanzibarLeo and Mawio, and as a freelancer for a number of national and international media outlets, including ICIJ, The Continent, and the Mail & Guardian. He has exposed grand corruption and is a pioneer of good governance in his country.
Mkina is known for his fairness and fearlessness, and his ability to access notoriously inaccessible figures and places. He is a sitting president of Tanzania Media Practitioners Association.