Tanzania ready to amend media laws
The Tanzanian government has said that it is ready to amend media policy and regulations with input from the country’s stakeholders.
The government said it was ready to make any amendments to media policy and regulations if stakeholders had recommendations that would develop the industry.
"Bring those ideas so that what the government should do can do and what the the media sector players can do can begin," Hassan Abbas, the permanent secretary for information, told media stakeholders during the launch of a conference organised by the United Nations’ education agency Unesco on Wednesday.
It said it was ready to make any amendments to media policy and regulations if stakeholders had recommendations that would develop the industry.
"Where there are proposals that require the media policy or laws to be changed, the ministry is ready to work with you. We'll discuss the policies so that we can work on them for the future of our economy and the whole concept of media freedom," government said.
President Samia Suluhu, who took over after former President John Magufuli's death on March 17, has brought notable changes, includes allowing some media outlets that had been censored during her predecessor's regime to reopen.