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Global Journalist: Tanzania's Crackdown on Media, Gay Rights

Dec 6, 2018

Tanzanian President John Magufuli
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Over the past two years, Tanzania's President John Magufuli has led what critics say is a broad assault on human rights, including freedom of expression.

His government has suspended the publication of newspapers that criticized him and attempted to silence critical bloggers and members of the opposition. It's even detained and interrogated researchers from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Also targeted: members of the East African nation's LGBT community, who have faced criminal prosecution and stepped-up intimidation.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at Magufuli’s crackdown on civil liberties in Tanzania.


Joining the program:

Assistant producers: Elliot Bauman, Shirley Tay

Supervising producer: Yanqi Xu

Visual editor: Maggie Duncan