Tanzania's incumbent President and presidential candidate of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) John Magufuli (center) arrives to give a speech during the official launch of the party's campaign for the October general election in Dodoma, Tanzania, on August 29, 2020. Tanzania's communications regulator has targeted the media with fines and shutdowns ahead of the election. (AFP/Ericky Boniphace)

Ahead of elections, Tanzania’s regulator is used as a cudgel against the media