Tanzania bans Citizen newspaper

Tanzania has suspended The Citizen newspaper for seven days citing a publishing of a story on fall of the shilling against the dollar. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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The government says that despite the newspaper severally offering apologies, it continues with the same controversial style of writing and wanted it to change and follow the professional ethics and the laws of the land.

Dar es Salaam. The government has withdrawn the licence for publication and distribution of The Citizen newspaper for seven days beginning February 27.
The decision was announced by the Information Services Department over the newspaper’s story on experts’ views on the depreciation of the shillings against the dollar. The story was published on February 23, 2019.

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