Tanzania Suspends Two Leading Newspapers
Posted: 10/1/2013 | By: CPJ
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a decision
by Tanzanian authorities to suspend two leading private Swahili dailies on accusations
of sedition. The government issued a
statement on Friday suspending Mwananchi and MTanzania
for 14 and 90 days respectively.
authorities often rely on an arsenal of anti-media
laws such as the 1976 Newspaper Act that allows the Information Ministry
wide discretionary powers to ban publications, according to CPJ research.