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".
Capital FM, 28 February 2019
Tanzania has suspended the private owned Citizen newspaper for seven days for allegedly publishing false news on the weakening of the Tanzanian Shilling against the dollar over the… Read more »
Tanzania: Group Calls for Lifting of Newspaper Ban
CPJ, 1 March 2019
Authorities in Tanzania should lift a seven-day publication ban on the privately owned newspaper The Citizen and allow journalists to report on matters of public interest freely,… Read more »
Tanzania has suspended The Citizen newspaper for seven days.
Citizen, 23 February 2019
Tanzanians will now have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for imports and finance the national debt. This is basically on account of the relentlessly depreciating value of… Read more »
East African, 27 February 2019
Tanzania has suspended The Citizen newspaper for seven days. Read more »
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 ... Read more »
Screenshot of the suspended Citizen Tanzania newspaper website.