Tanzania

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

A lecturer at a Tanzanian university was arrested for insulting the country's president John Magufuli. Read more

People arrested for insulting Tanzania's president

Expression

The constitution guarantees the right to freedom of expression, however this right is undermined by a number of laws including the National Security Act and the recently enacted Statistics Act and Cybercrimes Act that severely curtail media freedoms and access to information. Read more


Peaceful Assembly

Article 20 (1) of the Constitution of Tanzania guarantees the right of peaceful assembly. A notification must be provided to the police 48 hours before holding a demonstration. Read more


Association

People in Tanzania are free to form and join associations. Civil society organisations are regulated by the Non-Governmental Act of 2002 as amended in 2005. Read more


Tanzania-Overview

Despite building a reputation as one of southern Africa’s most open societies, with a relatively free press and respect for civil liberties, a recent rise in fundamental freedoms violations has tarnished Tanzania’s image. Read more


LGBTI rights threatened as civic space shrinks in Tanzania

LGBTI organisations were publically vilified and threatened with prohibition as fears spread among the LGBT community that harsh legal provisions codifying gay sex as a criminal offence could be used against their organisations. Read more

LGBTI rights threatened as civic space shrinks in Tanzania

Pro-LGBTI organisations targetted in Tanzania as government clamps down on dissent

In early August, the justice minister announced plans to suspend organisations supporting homosexuality, while the president threatens to deal with protestors 'without mercy'. Read more

Pro-LGBTI organisations targetted in Tanzania as government clamps down on dissent