Tanzanian Standard Newspaper
Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited (TSN) is a public corporation that was established on February 5, 1970 under the Public Corporation Act, 1961. TSN today is a private limited liability company owned by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania 99% shares) and the Managing Editor who is the chief executive officer and contact person (1% share).
The history of Tanzania Standard Newspapers Ltd goes back to January 1, 1930 when the Kenya based East Africa Consolidated Holdings formed the Tanganyika Standard Newspapers Ltd. However, later on the British business group London-Rhodesia (LONRHO) accured the majority share holding and liquidated Tanganyika Standard Newspapers Ltd in 1961. Instead it established two separate companies, Tanganyika Standard Newspapers Limited (TSN) and Printpack Tanganyika Limited (TPL). TSN published the Tanganyika Standard and Sunday News while Printpack printed them. In 2006, TSN bought its own printing machines.
The government of the United Republic of Tanzania on February 5, 1970 nationalized Tanganyika Standard Newspaper and established Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited, a public corporation owned by the government.
TSN own and publish a daily broadsheet Daily News and its Sunday edition Sunday News, Habari Leo a daily Kiswahili tabloid established in 2006 and Spotileo a sport newspaper established in 2011. It also owns and publish five magazines. In every government ministry, departments, regulatory bodies and corporations Daily News and HABARILEO newspapers are must read copies.
TSN recently diversified its business to include online advertising, production of television documentaries, consultancy, partnership, business forum, commercial photography and training. Steps are in progress to start a news agency.
its interest in ownership of media dates back to May 1961 when Tanzania mainland was grantd Internal Self Government which prepared the administrative machinery ready for independence. It runs TSN as well as public broadcaster TBC.
is the respective managing editor, apponited by the government.
Other Print Outlets
Daily News East Africa Edition
Habari Leo Afrika Mashariki
Other Online Outlets
registered as a Online Content Service at TCRA.
TSN runs one of the few printing presses in the country.
Government - nationalized the formerly privately owned Tanzania Standard.
Tanzania Standard(Newspapers) Ltd
Daily News Building
Plot No. 11/4 Nelson Mandela Expressway
Phone: 073-2 923559
Tax/ ID Number
BRELA incorporation n°: 2648
Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
TSN Managing Editor
was elected by the TSN Board of Directors as the company's Actring Managing Editor in August, 2018. She has been with TSN for more than 23 years and served in senior editorial positions including Editor, News Editor, Assistant Editor, Features Editor, Sub- Editor, Chief Reporter and Bureau Chief..
TSN Board of Directors Chairman
Ministry of Lands
Director of Information Services and Government Spokesperson
TSN Managing Editor
Other Influential People
appoints the managing editor and the chairman of the board.
appoints the other board members.
Company registered at BRELA, profile requested, still pending. Questionnaires were returned.
Ag Managing Editor, Tanzanian Standard Newspapers Limited (October 2018). Media Ownership Monitor Questionnaire Tanzanian Standard Newspapers Limited.
Ag Editor, Habari Leo (September 2018). Interview.
Hadji Konde (1984). Press Freedom in Tanzania. East Africa Publishing House.