Samia Suluhu Hassan

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Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan

Tanzania ruling party newspaper Uhuru returns after two-week suspension

On August 11, 2021, authorities in Tanzania issued a 14-day suspension of Uhuru, a newspaper owned by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) ruling party, following allegations that the paper had published a false and seditious report about the country’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, according to media reports and a statement by government spokesperson, Gerson Msigwa. Earlier that day, Uhuru had published a front-page story…

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CPJ calls on Tanzania president to reform press laws

CPJ welcomes the Tanzanian government’s initial steps to improve conditions for the press, and urges authorities to take all necessary steps to ensure a free and safe environment for journalists.

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