Bloggers in Tanzania may be crying by now as reports indicate that bloggers and other online content creators in Tanzania now have to pay $930 for licence fees per year to be approved by the government to operate as bloggers.
The Tanzanian government reserves the authority and rights to revoke and deny the permit of any site that causes annoyance, threatens harm or evil, encourages or incites crimes or deemed to threaten national security.
Information gathered state that, the $930 licence fee demanded by the Tanzanian government will force independent online publishers to cease operation with the gross national income per capital in Tanzania being just $900.
The regulation was first proposed in 2017, there were criticisms that law violated individual privacy and freedom of speech.
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Online content creators need to provide documentation that states the financial details of their organisation, any directors and stakeholders, involved; projected revenue and future plans for growth, before they could be given license.
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