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Tanzanian media seek reprieve in war on press freedom

By: Jared Knoll

In this podcast, Jared Knoll interviews several prominent Tanzanian journalists, including Zephania Ubwani, Jonathon Njaidi and Rotlinde Achimpota. They address the current state of press freedom in the East African nation, focusing on recent events like the state shutdown of the print outlet Mwananchi, and recent tabled amendments to further discourage reporters from covering matters of political or religious substance.

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