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27 June 2016
Mulokozi is the latest victim of Tanzania's relatively new Cybercrime Law, which attempts to address issues such as child pornography, cyberbullying, online impersonation, and the publication of false information.
20 June 2016
"You are not a soldier, you are not a rebel, they should understand that you are just a fighter... Yes, a fighter of a noble cause."
10 June 2016
The case falls against a backdrop of Tanzania's Cybercrime Law, passed in 2015, which critics say gives too much power -- without meaningful oversight -- to police.
21 April 2016
Ecuador weathers a sudden mass Internet outage, insulting Tanzania's president proves costly, Twitter gets settled unsettlingly in China, and more.
18 April 2016
Tanzanian netizen Isaac Habakuk Emily is accused of posting a controversial Facebook message "insulting" the president of Tanzania.
11 November 2015
19 October 2015
According to the state, both men have violated Section 16 of Cybercrimes Act, which prohibits "publication of false information." Little more is currently known about their cases.
15 June 2015
Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa
Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.
22 April 2015
Cybercrime laws are popping up around the world, from Egypt to Pakistan to Tanzania. Meanwhile, China has outlawed politically controversial avatars and Indian companies are snubbing Facebook.
17 April 2015
Leading opponents of the legislation from civil society say they will take the government to court if the president signs the bill into law.