Jakaya Kikwete

6 results arranged by date

The East African.jpg

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...

Read More ›

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....

Read More ›

Kibanda.ippmedia.jpg

The invisible plight of the Tanzanian press

August 6, 2013 12:01 AM ET

The Tanzanian government enjoys good international publicity for transparency, but news of public discontent is not being heard. A spike in anti-press attacks is sowing fear and self-censorship among journalists. A CPJ special report by Tom Rhodes...

Read More ›

Obama should urge promotion of free press in Tanzania

June 25, 2013 2:52 PM ET

Dear President Obama: Ahead of your first trip to East Africa, we would like to bring to your attention the deteriorating state of press freedom in Tanzania. In your meetings with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, we ask that you discuss the critical importance of press freedom to economic development and democracy.

Read More ›

Tanzania.blog.7.30.jpg

Tanzanian authorities ban weekly indefinitely

July 30, 2012 6:06 PM ET

Nairobi, July 30, 2012--The Tanzanian government today banned indefinitely the critical Swahili-language weekly MwanaHalisi, accusing the paper of publishing seditious articles, according to local journalists and a statement by the information ministry.  The ministry claimed that MwanaHalisi's four July editions...

Read More ›

Government threatens press in pre-election Tanzania

October 28, 2010 11:06 AM ET

As the October 31 national elections draw near, Tanzania's media is in a frenzy trying to cover the close race between the two leading presidential candidates. But government threats and draconian media laws may be getting in the way...

Read More ›