Censorship in Tanzania: Repressive laws continue to silence dissent

Recent articles in Tanzania

A police officer disperses residents in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest restrictions on their movements due to Covid-19, 11 May 2020, Billy Mutai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Digital rights in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya throttled by COVID-19 regulations

COVID-19 related legislation, surveillance practices and implementation of regulations have led to an erosion of online and offline civil liberties in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Jamii Forums founder convicted on charges of obstruction

Maxence Melo, founder of the popular Tanzanian online discussion platform Jamii Forums, was acquitted for operating an unregistered website but convicted on charges of obstruction.

Tanzania’s media regulatory body used to threaten media into submission

The power wielded by the Tanzanian Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has invoked fear and self-censorship in the media ahead of the presidential poll.