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Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Tanzania

Publisher Reporters Without Borders
Publication Date 3 May 2006
Cite as Reporters Without Borders, Reporters Without Borders Annual Report 2006 - Tanzania, 3 May 2006, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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There is genuine press freedom in Tanzania, despite the extreme susceptibility of some politicians or businessmen with a weakness for litigation for defamation. The media sector is large and mostly responsible. One black spot is Zanzibar. The government on the semi-autonomous island often attacks the independent press, accusing it of being "a threat to national unity" at the first sign of criticism.

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