Tanzania imposes strict social media regulations to stop ‘moral decadence’


Tanzania has finally signed into law their eyebrow-raising new regulation that will govern social media and blogging. The regulation known as the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2017, was initially published by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) and came into effect during March 2018. Among some interesting laws as stated in the regulation is a license fee to be charged to Tanzanians operating online radio stations and video (TV) websites. Registration fees don’t only apply to online radio and TV websites operated by anyone in Tanzania. Bloggers are also required to apply for a license (to blog) from the TCRA. Just…

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