Tanzania’s Statistics, Cybercrime, Media Services and Access to Information Bills: what the cartoonists say

For context, see the following two posts:

First up, two cartoons that focus on the secrecy under which two of these bills were initially brought to parliament:

Nipashe, 19/3/15

Nipashe, 19/3/15

Guardian, 19/3/15

Guardian, 19/3/15

The (Tz) Guardian suggests an axe is being taken to freedom of speech:

Guardian, 17/4/15

Guardian, 17/4/15

Not sure who’s who in this case, but it’s clear that social media is being fought over:

Nipashe, 21/4/15

Nipashe, 21/4/15

Kipanya in Mwananchi suggests (or does he?) that the Cybercrime Bill is in fact timely:

Mwananchi, 31/3/15

Mwananchi, 31/3/15 – “You’ve come at just the right time”

On the ITV website, a warning to enthusiastic MPs that they could be caught in their own trap:

ITV, 23/4/15

ITV, 23/4/15

The media under attack, in the Guardian:

Guardian, 20/4/15

Guardian, 20/4/15

A reminder in Nipashe that it’s not just the media coming under increased scrutiny:

Nipashe, 22/4/15

Nipashe, 22/4/15

And finally, from another election year five years ago, a reminder that these things are not entirely new, perhaps even cyclical:

Mwananchi, 2010

Mwananchi, 2010 – What a newspaper has to do to avoid being closed: “Obama: we’re jealous of Tanzania’s economy”; “Tanzania sends aid to Japan”, etc.