Find Media and Broadcasting expertise in United Republic of Tanzania

In 2013 there were more than 350 print media publications available in Tanzania including magazines and periodicals, as well as newspapers. The number of publications has increased significantly since the establishment of multi-party politics in 1992. The majority of these publications are privately owned, except for The Daily News which is run by Tanzania Standard Newspapers (TSN), and is the only government-owned newspaper available in the country. Liberal press laws that were introduced in the 2001 Media Bill on the mainland do not apply to press freedom in Zanzibar. As a result, private media publications are not produced locally in Zanzibar, but the islands do receive several of the daily and weekly publications produced on the mainland.

The constitution of Tanzania provides for freedom of speech, but laws to protect subject matter that the government deems to be classified or of a sensitive nature remain. The government also retains the right to close down a publication if such action is deemed necessary for “peace and good order”, as part of the 1976 Newspaper Registration Act. There is continuing discussion in the law courts as to whether such a course of action is constitutional.

All of Tanzania’s publications are funded from unit sales and advertising, making print media the largest advertising medium in the country. The two main languages used in print media and publishing are Swahili and English.

Media and Broadcasting organisations in United Republic of Tanzania
Africa Online Tanzania
Africa Online Tanzania
Arusha Node Marie
Arusha Node Marie
Business Time Limited
Business Times
Channel Ten
Channel Ten
Daily & Sunday News
Daily & Sunday News
East Africa Radio
East Africa Radio
Independent Television Ltd
Independent Television Ltd
MIC Tanzania
MIC Tanzania
Parapanda
Parapanda
Parapanda
Raha
Raha
SHIHATA / Shirika La Habari la Tanzania
SHIHATA / Shirika La Habari la Tanzania.
Star TV
Star TV
Tanzania Daima
Tanzania Daima
Tanzania Information Services
Tanzania Information Services
Televisheni ya Taifa
Televisheni ya Taifa
The Arusha Times
The Arusha Times
The Express
The Express
This Day
This Day
UCC
UCC
Uhuru
Uhuru