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Freedom of Information Dissemination by Private Press: An Examination of Laws in Tanzania

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Show simple item record Shabani, Shabani A. 2020-12-10T13:34:59Z 2020-12-10T13:34:59Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.description A Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements of Award of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The research work examines the Tanzania media laws, on challenges towards private press freedom in mainland Tanzania, with the view of determining the impacts of the media laws toward the media freedom in Tanzania, by focusing on private press. The main problems examined in this research work were whether the laws governing Media Are threat to freedom of press, whether the power vested to the minister of information by the Media service Act limit the press freedom, whether restriction of private press on publishment of public issues of national importance affect press freedom in Tanzania, whether the establishment of the Tanzania communication Regulatory Authority, which is argued to be independent encourage freedom of mass media. According to the findings of the press or media in Tanzania. But focusing on the research topic. It clearly that the law limit and control too much the right of private press in dissemination of information these laws are playing the role of protecting the image of the government from being affected by using the umbrella of protection of the national security The main objectives of the research work, were to examine the media laws as the tool used by the ones who are in power, to undermine the constitutional rights. including the right to freedom of expression, right to information. And limitation introduced by the media laws on the right to disseminate information. Also, the laws establish offences and punishment that threat the freedom of journalist in doing their job The study employed interviews method of data collection, where both structured and unstructured interview were used. To gather primary data and secondary data, was acquired through reviewing books, articles, papers reports and Dissertations. Those methods help the researcher to get reliable and accurate data. The major finding by the researcher is that the laws contain draconian provisions which are likely to be used by the government to narrow the media freedom. The researcher recommends amendment of the most problematic provisions of the law, to ensure freedom of press and media to stakeholders. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Individual en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Freedom of Information, Private Press en_US
dc.title Freedom of Information Dissemination by Private Press: An Examination of Laws in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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