0
Broadband

Tanzanian govt brings in regulations and USD 900 fee for bloggers

Monday 7 May 2018 | 07:48 CET | News
The government has given bloggers in Tanzania two weeks to register their platforms and pay a USD 900 licence fee under the new Online Content Regulations 2018, reports AfricaNews. The regulations were passed in March and have raised fears that the government is cracking down on internet users, said the portal All online content providers were required to complete an application by 05 May, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Internet
Companies: TCRA
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

TCRA imposes fines on radio stations for breaching content regulations

Published 02 Jul 2018 10:45 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has fined Dodoma-based RASI FM and Dar es Salaam-based Magic FM TZS 6 ...

Vodacom Tanzania, Azam Telecom win spectrum in 700 MHz band auction

Published 25 Jun 2018 08:31 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
Tanzania has raised USD 20 million from Vodacom Tanzania and newcomer Azam Telecom in a spectrum auction. Vodacom Tanzania ...

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums blogging site for breach of new licence requirement

Published 12 Jun 2018 10:57 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Tanzanian government has shut down the popular blogging site Jamii Forums following new online content regulations, reports ...

SES reaches 3.3 million TV homes in Tanzania

Published 07 Jun 2018 15:33 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
SES says about 3.3 million Tanzanian television households receive TV channels via its satellite fleet, according to the results ...

TCRA launches biometric SIM card registration

Published 05 Mar 2018 10:29 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has launched a pilot project for biometric SIM card registration in six ...

Tanzanian journalists protest at TV station fines for allegedly seditious broadcasts

Published 15 Jan 2018 11:19 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Tanzanian authorities to immediately annul fines levied against five ...

Tanzanian govt drafts social media rules including licensing bloggers

Published 02 Oct 2017 11:25 CET | Tanzania, United Republic of
The Tanzanian government has drafted regulations for online content producers and users on social media, reports Citizen. The ...