WATCH: Tanzania law for online content 'threatens free speech'

2018-04-16 13:28


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Tanzania's government has approved a new law that regulates content online. Bloggers, social media influencers and online platforms will now have to apply for a licence and pay a fee of $930 if they want to keep their sites up.

The "Electronic and Postal Communications Regulation 2018" gives the government the right to revoke permit if a site publishes content "that leads to public disorder" and "threatens national security".

Rights groups are concerned that this could affect freedom of expression in the country.

Watch the Al Jazeera report here

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