Tanzania Daima

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Tanzanian government revokes license of Tanzania Daima newspaper

Nairobi, June 26, 2020 – Tanzanian authorities should immediately restore Tanzania Daima’s license and allow all newspapers to publish freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In a June 23 statement, Tanzania’s Information Services Department, which registers print media, announced it would revoke Tanzania Daima’s distribution and publication license as of June 24, according…

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Opposition politician Esther Matiko (center) and her supporters, with police in the background, before being arrested at a campaign rally on August 8, 2018, in Tarime District, northern Tanzania. (Sitta Tumma)

Tanzania police detain journalist overnight on allegations of unlawful assembly

Nairobi, August 21, 2018–Police in Tanzania should drop allegations of illegal assembly against Sitta Tumma, a journalist who was arrested on August 8 and detained overnight, and investigate allegations that he was assaulted by security personnel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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How to survive in Tanzania’s press

There is one simple rule for survival in Tanzania’s media – whether you are an editor, reporter, columnist, printer, or even news vendor: don’t be critical. Thanks to repressive laws on Tanzania’s books, an article considered libelous by the state can get anyone in trouble, even prominent journalists such as Absalom Kibanda — the chairman…

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Tanzania Daima Managing Editor Absalom Kibanda has been charged with inciting police to subordinate. (IPP Media)

In Tanzania, two journalists charged with incitement

New York, December 22, 2011–Authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged a columnist and an editor with inciting the police force to subordinate in connection with an editorial critical of the government, according to local journalists and news reports. The printer of the publication has also been summoned to court twice in relation to the…

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Incumbent Tanzanian President Jakaya Kiketwe during rally in September. (AP)

Government threatens press in pre-election Tanzania

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 of objective coverage.

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