Tanzania wants bloggers to register!

Bloggers, and other online publishers, need to register themselves with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority and get a licence. The rule to this effect came into force on 15th of this month. It revives the rule earlier brought out but could not come into effect due to a court case.

The requirements for obtaining licence include financial and tax documents and personal information.

The fee is exorbitant, and at $920 a year it equals the annual income of an average Tanzanian. The penalty for posting inappropriate content - that includes content with criminality or that can endanger national security and interestingly "that causes public annoyance" - is $2180 fine which could come with a prison term of up to one year.

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