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:
- James Wandera Ouma, executive director, LGBT Voice Tanzania
- Abdi Latif Dahir, reporter, Quartz Africa
- Maria Sarungi-Tsehai, director, Compass Communications Ltd. Tanzania
- Roland Ebole, East Africa researcher, Amnesty International
Assistant producers: Elliot Bauman, Shirley Tay
Supervising producer: Yanqi Xu
Visual editor: Maggie Duncan