Tanzania, Kenya's Press Freedom In the Spotlight
The Committee to Protect Journalists and 64 civil society groups from around the world want the Tanzania and Kenya governments to address the deteriorating environment for media, human rights defenders and opposition party members in the respective countries. The groups are urging Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign into law the Cybercrimes Bill that was passed by parliament in April 2018.
Journalists in Nairobi take part in a demonstration to protests against gag on press freedoms. (file photo).
Opposition parties have said that in a government crackdown on suspected militant groups, 380 people were abducted and disappeared in 2017 in unlawful campaigns characterised by ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
Activists, together with the Kenya Union of Journalists, have threatened to sue the government following the closure of three major TV stations namely NTV, KTN News and Citizen for ... Read more »