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A win for freedom of expression in Tanzania!

The East African Court of Justice ruled earlier today (March 28) that several sections of Tanzania’s Media Services Act “violate the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community”. The case was brought by the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) and the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders’ Coaliation (THRDR), and was strongly contested by government lawyers.

Key paragraph from the ruling of the East African Court of Justice against Tanzania's Media Services Act
Excerpt from the ruling of the East African Court of Justice against Tanzania’s Media Services Act, March 28, 2019
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