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Analysis of Online Content Regulations

Twaweza, independently and alongside our partners in the Coalition on the Right to Information, submitted analyses to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports on proposed Online Content Regulations (2017).

Analysis of Broadcast Content Regulations

Twaweza submitted analysis to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports on the Broadcast Content Regulations (2017).

Broadcasting, policing, human rights and “sedition” in Tanzania

The Act states in article 57 that “a person shall not be prosecuted for any seditious offence under this Act unless with a written consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

On “sedition”, the law is clear. So what is the TCRA doing?

This begs this first fundamental question: How can the TCRA legitimately penalise five TV stations for “seditious” broadcasts when “sedition” is not mentioned in the relevant enabling law?

Partially Protected: The state of civic space in Kenya

In August 2010, Kenya adopted a new constitution that was hailed globally as progressive due to the rights and freedoms that it guaranteed Kenyans. However, it does not automatically follow that such guarantees will be respected in practice.

Twaweza Research & Evaluation Advisory Group at work

Twaweza presents itself as an organization with a coherent agenda, and an honest assessment of its strengths and successes. It is addressing challenging areas and development problems in which “solutions” and “impact” may be slow to register.

An exit that clashes with Tanzanians’ aspirations

The government of Tanzania’s recently announced, unilateral decision to withdraw from the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is disappointing, but not surprising. The recent evolution in the domestic political climate meant that it had probably become inevitable.
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