Country Reports

Controversial Media and Information Laws close Avenues of Free Expression in Tanzania

by Daniel El-Noshokaty
The recent legal changes in Tanzania including the Cybercrimes Act, the Statistics Act as well as the Draft Media Services Bill have been met with harsh criticism from civil society groups and the international community for their restrictive provisions, which are said to compromise or violate fundamental human rights and hinder the development of a broader civil society.

Daniel El-Noshokaty