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IPI condemns arrest of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom, today vehemently condemned the arrest of noted journalist Erick Kabendera in Tanzania and demanded his immediate release. Erick Kabendera, a freelance journalist who has written for several publications around the world, was arrested by plainclothes policemen from […]

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IPI welcomes new Tanzania National Committee

The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, announces the creation of the IPI Tanzania National Committee, which will bring a powerful new voice to the fight for press freedom and independent journalism in Tanzania. IPI National Committees are national-level associations of IPI members, who are media professionals and […]

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IPI/TEF welcome Tanzania officials’ openness to dialogue

The International Press Institute (IPI) and the Tanzanian Editors Forum (TEF) welcome the openness expressed this week by government officials and political leaders in Tanzania to engage in constructive dialogue with national stakeholders aimed at improving the environment for quality, independent journalism. During a meeting with IPI and TEF on April 2, Information Minister Dr. […]

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Tanzania press freedom plunges into unprecedented crisis

Since Tanzanian President John Magufuli took office in late 2015, the weekly newspaper Mawio has been forcibly shut down not just once, but twice. Most recently, the paper was banned after it published an article in June 2017 detailing problems in Tanzania’s mining industry and attaching pictures of two former presidents to the story. Using […]

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