Tanzania / 2003

Zanzibari government bans newspaper

November 25, 2003 12:00 PM ET

New York, November 25, 2003—The government of Zanzibar, a semiautonomous island off the coast of Tanzania, has ordered the indefinite suspension of the independent weekly Dira, according to local journalists and international press reports. Dira, the island's most popular newspaper, has been highly critical of the government. Editor Ali Nabwa...

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Africa Analysis

March 31, 2003 12:10 PM ET

Although the Kenya-based East African Standard, one of Africa's oldest continuously published newspapers, marked its 100th anniversary in November, journalism remains a difficult profession on the continent, with adverse government policies and multifaceted economic woes still undermining the full development of African media....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Ivory Coast

March 31, 2003 12:05 PM ET

Hopes were high in July that Ivory Coast's political crisis would end after a judge in the capital, Abidjan, confirmed that former prime minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara, the leader of the opposition Rally for Republicans (RDR), is an Ivory Coast citizen....

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Tanzania

March 31, 2003 12:01 PM ET

Like many of its East African neighbors,Tanzania has been overwhelmed by the proliferation of pornographic tabloids. Since 1992, when the advent of multiparty politics fostered media liberalization, the number of privately owned newspapers has steadily increased to about 400....

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