Freedom of the Press Under Fire in Tanzania - Rights Groups
Human rights organisations have accused Tanzania's government of using repressive legislation to muzzle the media, civil society and opposition politicians critical of the institution. The critics say cyber crime laws have been used against nine media organisations, with the Mwanahalisi newspaper the latest to be banned.
VOA, 28 September 2017
Human rights organizations accuse Tanzania's government of using repressive legislation to muzzle the media, civil society and opposition politicians critical of the institution.… Read more »
HHPL Managing Director Saed Kubenea addresses a press conference on Wednesday September 27.
Citizen, 27 September 2017
Hali Halisi Publishers Limited (HHPL) owners of a weekly tabloid, Mwanahalisi, has served the government with a notice to lift a two-year ban in two days or face a lawsuit. Read more »
Tanzania: Govt Slaps Tabloid With Two-Year Ban
Daily News, 20 September 2017
Director General of Tanzania Information Services (MAELEZO) and Chief government spokesperson Dr Hassan Abbasi. Read more »
Citizen, 20 September 2017
Government decision to ban Mwanahalisi weekly newspaper has been greeted with an uproar by media stakeholders and rights activists. Read more »
Citizen, 18 June 2017
The Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) have vehemently condemned the action by the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts… Read more »