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Free Media Limited

Free Media Limited

Free Media Limited is a publishing company that owns the Swahili daily newspaper Tanzania Daima.

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. 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.

Key facts

Business Form


Legal Form

Limited Liability Company

Business Sectors

Free Media Limited is registerd at The United Republic of Tanzania Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) to operate in print and online media. Free Media Limited is not registered as Online Content Service at TCRA.


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)

Media Outlets
Other Media Outlets

Other Print Outlets

Tanzania Daima

Other Online Outlets


Media Business

Print Media Publisher

Free Media Limited


only media business


General Information

Founding Year

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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Free Media Limited

P. O. Box 15261, Dar Es Salaam,

Tax/ ID Number

BRELA Incorporation N°49132

Financial Information

Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Advertising (in % of total funding)

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Executive Board

Dr. Lilian Mtei

Director and majroity shareholder.

Non-Executive Board

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Supervisory Board

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Other Influential People

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