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Tanzania Daima

Tanzania Daima is a Swahili daily newspaper published by Free Media Limited. The newspaper covers social, economic and political issues in Tanzania. Its coverage and content is perceived as critical of the ruling party. According a GeoPoll print consumption survey, commissioned by MCT (Aug/Sep 2018), Tanzania Daima newspaper is ranked among the top 10 newspapers with socio-political content (XX.XXX% readership).

On paper, at the Business registry BRELA, Dr. Lillian Mtei is mentioned as founder, majority shareholder (75%) and director of Free Media Limited. She is married to Freeman Mbowe who is a Tanzanian politician and the current chairperson of the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA – Political Party for Democracy and Development). He was elected to continue as a National Assembly member representing the Hai District in the Kilimanjaro Region as per the 2015 general election. He is currently continuing with politics in the same political party.

Mbowe’s exact position remains unclear as Free Media Ltd.’s company profile at Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) was not accessible and the company didn’t respond to interview queries.

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National (mainland)

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Paid Content

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Free Media Limited


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Tanzania Daima is operated by Free Media Limited, which is associated with oposition leader Freeman Mbowe. His wife owns majority shares.

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Dr. Lilian Mtei

is a Medical Doctor. She is the wife to Freeman Mbowe, who is a prominent opposition political party leader and a member of parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania. He is from Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA)

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registered at BRELA May 2004.


Dr. Lilian Mtei - is a Medical Doctor. She is wife to famous opposition leader Freeman Mbowe. # Dudley Alphayo - is minority shareholder and low profile.


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Martin Malera - Actring Managing Editor. # Tamali Vullu - News Editor.


Free Media

PO 15261, Dar es salaam.

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