Journalist Erick Kabendera, who was jailed last year after he criticized President Magufuli. A judge has ordered his release
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Tanzania and its people remain in a desperate balancing act trying to advance into a more fair democracy and defeat the specter of poverty. According to Freedom House, "the president of Tanzania is elected by direct popular vote for up to two five-year terms. The unicameral National Assembly has 357 and serves as the legislature. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Rights groups say Tanzania’s government has reduced the democratic space in the country by arresting critics and shutting down news outlets.
Committee to Protect Journalists callson the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda.
CPJ urges Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments, some of which would pose undue restrictions on freedom of expression.
A media rights group expressed indignation over statements made by officials in Tanzania and South Africa justifying the detention of two of its employees.
CPJ expressed indignation at statements from Tanzanian authorities justifying the detention of CPJ’s Africa team in Dar es Salaam on November 7.
U.S has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties,harassment of “marginalized” people such as homosexuals.
Tanzanian immigration authorities have free two CPJ staff members of the New York-based after taking from their hotel to an unknown location.
Meeting to look for ways to reduce violence and human rights abuses through the judicial process
From Voice of America: Tanzania is trying to avert mass demonstrations planned for Thursday, organized through social media to protest curbs on political and press freedoms imposed since President John Magufuli assumed power three years ago. Officials have warned residents against street protests in the East African nation, one of the continent’s most peaceful countries. […]