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A bus on a central street in the Tanzanian city Dar es Salaam in August 2016. Authorities in Tanzania issued a directive that went into effect yesterday ordering unregistered websites to comply with the country's Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations or cease publication, according to reports. (AFP/Said Khalfan)

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations

Nairobi, June 12, 2018– Authorities in Tanzania should immediately rescind regulations that force online forums, blogs, and streaming websites to register with the government–a process that requires them to pay large entry fees and comply with draconian regulations–and withdraw threats of legal action for noncompliance, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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