Media blackout for Information minister and government spokesperson in Tanzania
Media Alert / MISA-Tanzania

Media blackout for Information minister and government spokesperson in Tanzania

MISA-Tanzania Media Alert October 10 2013 Tanzanian media houses resolved, on Wednesday 9, October 2013, to dissociate themselves from any government activity performed by the minister of Information, Dr Fenella Mukangara, and the government spokesperson, Assah Mwambene, until further notice. The decision was made during a media stakeholders meeting held in the capital, Dar-es-Salaam, following … Continue reading

Government bans two newspapers: MISA-Tanzania
Media Alert / MISA-Tanzania

Government bans two newspapers: MISA-Tanzania

MISA-Tanzania Alert September 30 2013 The government of Tanzania has banned two widely-read newspapers, Mwananchi and Mtanzania, for allegedly publishing seditious articles. The ban came into effect on Friday, 27 September 2013. At a press conference, the government’s Information Services Director, Assah Mwambene, said the newspapers had also been banned because they carried articles which were likely to force … Continue reading