Is Freedom of Speech Under Threat from Tanzania's Magufuli?

President John Magafuli has enforced laws and regulations to govern both digital and traditional media spaces in the country since he took office in 2015. Under his leadership, a number of opposition members have been arrested or jailed, and some people have been detained for "insulting" him. Bloggers, as well as Tanzanians operating online radio and television streaming services, are also required to apply for a license and pay an annual fee of over U.S.$900 before they can publish any material online. Online forums and social media users are also affected.



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