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Tanzania slaps fines on 5 TV stations after they report on alleged human rights abuses

January 12, 2018 4:09 PM ET

Nairobi, January 12, 2017--Tanzanian authorities should immediately annul fines levied against five television stations that the country's regulatory commission accused of broadcasting seditious and unbalanced content, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzania imposes two-year publishing ban on newspaper

June 16, 2017 5:31 PM ET

Nairobi, June 16, 2017--Tanzania should immediately revoke a publishing ban on Mawio, a privately owned weekly newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzania police raid popular website's office in effort to learn users' identities

December 14, 2016 3:35 PM ET

Nairobi, December 14, 2016--Tanzanian security forces should immediately and unconditionally release Maxence Melo, the co-founder of popular online discussion portal Jamii Forum, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the website's office in the capital Dar es Salaam today, after detaining Melo yesterday....

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Tanzania bans two radio stations

August 31, 2016 11:47 AM ET

Nairobi, August 31, 2016 - Tanzanian authorities should immediately lift a ban on two privately owned radio stations and allow them to resume broadcasts without further harassment or censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tanzanian journalist abducted, beaten for Zanzibar election coverage

March 22, 2016 3:44 PM ET

Unknown assailants abducted Salma Said, a reporter with the Kiswahili-language Mwananchi ("Citizen") newspaper and a correspondent for Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, shortly after the journalist arrived at Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport on March 18, 2016, according to news reports and a statement she made to the...

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Tanzania imposes permanent ban on weekly newspaper

January 21, 2016 1:53 PM ET

New York, January 21, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Tanzania to end their harassment of the weekly newspaper Mawio. The Kiswahili-language newspaper was permanently banned from publishing in print and online Friday and two of its editors were briefly detained, according to reports....

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Tanzania bans circulation of regional weekly

January 27, 2015 8:56 AM ET

Nairobi, January 27, 2015--Tanzanian authorities banned circulation of the privately owned regional weekly The East African on January 21, citing the newspaper's lack of registration, according to news reports. Local journalists said they believed the paper was shut because of its critical coverage of the government....

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Advertising and Censorship in East Africa's Press

February 12, 2014 2:12 AM ET

The printed word is thriving in parts of Africa, but advertisers' clout means they can often quietly control what is published. By Tom Rhodes Kenyans read election coverage in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, the capital, on March 9, 2013. One reason that advertising revenue trumps circulation for East Africa's...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Tanzania

February 12, 2014 2:02 AM ET

As public dissent grew in the lead-up to the 2015 presidential and parliamentary elections, attacks and threats against journalists rose. Police were believed to be the perpetrators in nearly a third of the cases. Unidentified assailants brutally attacked a veteran journalist in March, but authorities had not identified the motive,...

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Tanzania suspends two leading newspapers

September 30, 2013 2:52 PM ET

Nairobi, September 30, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision by Tanzanian authorities to suspend two leading private Swahili dailies on accusations of sedition. The government issued a statement on Friday suspending Mwananchi and MTanzania for 14 and 90 days respectively....

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