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Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Ltd

About TSN

Tanzania Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN) is a limited liability Company owned by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. The company publishes Tanzania’s leading newspapers – DAILY NEWS, Sunday NewsHABARILEOHABARILEOJumapili, SPOTI Leo and Online editions of these newspapers. It owns modern printing and pre-press facilities and has an elaborate products distribution network.

The history of TSN dates back to 1930, when Tanganyika Standard Limited was formed under ownership of the East Africa Consolidated Holdings. The company was later sold to Lonrho of London, England. In 1961, Lonrho reorganized the company into Tanganyika Standard (Newspapers) Limited (TSN) and Printpack Tanganyika Limited (PTL). In 1970 the company was nationalized to be a public newspaper owned by the Government.

TSN Management is under the Board of Directors which is appointed by the Government. The Chairperson of the Board is appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Other members of the Board are appointed by the Minister responsible for Information. The day to day operations of the company is the responsibility of the management team led by Managing Editor. TSN is a business oriented company which is self-sustaining without depending on Government subsidy.


‘Achieving excellence together’


To be a leading diverse media house in East Africa owing to professionalism, competent leadership, application of modern technology, strong customer base and to excel in financial stability.


To provide quality products by employing competent staff, publishing credible news and applying emerging technologies.


1. Written and Oral Communication

2. Interpersonal Skills

3. Change Management Skills

4. Customer Relationship Management

5. Human Resources Management

6. Creativity and Innovation

7. Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills

8. Financial and Business Acumen

9. Competent leadership

10. Technical skills


1 Result oriented

2 Integrity

3 Professionalism

4 Accountability

5 Teamwork

6 Creativity

7 Impartiality


For more information,  contact us on :

Tanzania Standard(Newspapers) Limited (TSN) Daily News Bldg,

Plot No. 11/4 Nelson Mandela Expressway

P. O. BOX 9033, Dar es Salaam.

TEL: +255 22 286 4864 /  286 4871; FAX:  +255 22 286 4868 

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Advertising Section, TSN Building, 7 Samora Avenue,

TEL: +255 22 211 6074 / 211 0595 / 212 23063 / 211 0492

Fax: +255 22 213 5239 / 211 2881

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