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Tanzania: Climate of Fear, Censorship as Repression Mounts

Expand A man reads Tanzania’s major English-daily newspaper The Citizen in Arusha, Tanzania. The cover story refers to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda storming the offices of a private media company on March 17, 2017, with armed security officers to force staff to broadcast a video on television.  © 2017 STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images (Nairobi) – Tanzania’s repression of the media, human rights defenders, and opposition parties has intensified since 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in two separate reports today. Both reports found that President John Magufuli’s…

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