Govt Bans Tanzania's Citizen Newspaper in Latest Media Crackdown

The leading English-language newspaper and website in Tanzania has been shut down for a week after a story on the country's currency angered government officials. The officials called the story published on February 23 on depreciation of the shilling against the dollar "fake news".  

Tanzania has suspended The Citizen newspaper for seven days.


Screenshot of the suspended Citizen Tanzania newspaper website.

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