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Tanzania Lifts Ban On Media Outlets

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Tanzania’s new president has announced the lift of bans placed on a number of media outlets by her predecessor who died last month.

“I understand that there are media organizations that have been closed, let them open and ensure they follow the law,” President Samia instructed national authorities.

She made this known while speaking at the swearing-in of new ministers and permanent secretaries. She said media rules, regulations, and penalties should be transparent so that everyone knows what to expect should they do wrong – and so that the punishment is proportionate.

President Samia said the government must not be seen to curtail media freedoms.

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