Here's How Magufuli is Censoring the Press in Tanzania

Since coming into power in 2015 President John Magufuli has enforced laws and regulations that heavily restrict journalism in Tanzania including the Cybercrimes Act, which designates jail time for "insulting" him. During his first year in office, two radio stations and a newspaper were banned, last year two CPJ journalists were arrested under unclear conditions and bloggers have to apply for a license and pay annual fees before they can publish any material online.

Kenyan journalists protest government censorship.


AllAfrica publishes around 500 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.