Tag Archives: Freedom of speech

14 February 20

South Sudan: Academic suspended over opinion piece

A renowned academic in South Sudan has been suspended over the publication of an opinion piece on the issue of states and their boundaries in the country.

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03 August 19

Kenyan court rejects ‘repressive’ content laws

A Kenyan judge has declared a section of communications laws that ban the sharing “obscene material” online as unconstitutional.

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28 February 19

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet due to new social media tax

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet after the government introduced new tax regulations for social media use and mobile money transactions.

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30 June 18

Uganda introduces new tax on social media users

Uganda’s government has introduced a new tax law that means people have to pay to use popular social networks such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

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01 June 18

Tanzania: Government wins court case to implement online regulations

Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.

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06 May 18

Tanzania: Bloggers win temporary court order against $900 licence fee

Tanzanian bloggers and online content creators won a temporary court order against government legislation forcing them to pay $900 per year in licencing fees.

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20 April 18

Tanzania has warned people against protesting – and it seems to be working

For weeks, the Tanzanian government has been warning citizens against taking to the streets in protest on April 26. A US-based activist had called for nationwide protests against John Magufuli’s government as complaints about suppressing civil freedoms increase. Despite this, the
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11 April 18

Tanzania: Blogger required to pay $930 annual licence fee

Bloggers and other “online content creators” in Tanzania now have to pay $930 in licence fees per year to be approved by the government.

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08 July 17

Tanzania: MP arrested for ‘insulting’ President Magufuli

A female MP in Tanzania has been arrested for allegedly insulting President John Magufuli.

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21 June 17

Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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