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MCT expresses sympathy to Mawio editor The Executive Secretary of Media Council of Tanzanian expressed sympathy to the managing editor of Mawio, Simon Mkina, following the government decision to ban his newspaper for two years.
TEF joins fray criticising Govt for banning Mawio Tanzania Editors Forum has joined the fray in protesting the government’s decision to ban Mawio newspaper for two years.
Government urged to rescind ban on Mawio The government has been urged to rescind the two-year ban it has imposed on Mawio newspaper as the order contravenes the country’s constitution and the Media Services Act of 2016 which basically does not empower the minister for information to mete out such punishment.
IMS representatives meet MCT officials Representatives of the International Media Support (IMS) held talks with officials of the Media Council on June 16, 2017.

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KESI ya kuipinga sheria ya Huduma za Vyombo vya Habari namba 12 ya 2016, iliyofunguliwa Januari 18, 2016, katika Mahakama Kuu ya Mwanza, ikipinga baadhi ya vipengele vya sheria kwamba vinakwenda kinyume na Katiba ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, imeahirishwa hadi Machi 14, 2017.

 Akiahirisha kesi hiyo Jaji Joaquin de Mello, alisema anaahirisha kesi hiyo ili kupata muda wa kupitia maamuzi ya kesi nyingine inayofanana na hii ambayo maamuzi yake yalitolewa Mahakama Kuu Dar es Salaam, ili kujiridhisha kama kuna maeneo yanashabihiana aweze kutoa uamuzi ambao hautakinzana

 Walalamikaji katika Kesi hiyo yenye namba 2/2017, ni Umoja wa Klabu za Waandishi wa Habari Tanzania (UTPC) na kampuni ya Hali Halisi Publishers Limited.

 Kesi hiyo ilikuwa itolewe maamuzi kama kuna kesi ya kikatiba au la Machi 9, 2017, mbele ya Jaji Mello.

 Wakati huo huo, kesi iliyofunguliwa Mahakama ya Afrika Mashariki (EACJ) kuipinga sheria ya Huduma za Vyombo vya Habari namba 12 ya 2016, imewekewa pingamizi la awali na Serikali.

 Kesi hiyo ilifunguliwa na Baraza la Habari Tanzania (MCT) kwa kushirikiana na Kituo cha Sheria na Haki za Binadamu (LHRC), wakilalamikia sheria hiyo kwenda kinyume na Mkataba wa Afrika Mashariki.

 Walalamikaji wanatakiwa kujibu pingamizi la serikali ndani ya siku 45 tangu pingamizi hizo lilipowasilishwa Mahakamani hapo.

 Timu ya wanasheria Fulgence Massawe, Edwin Hans, Jenerali Ulimwengu, Jebra Kambole na Mpale Mpoki, inayoziwakilisha taasisi hizo katika Mahakama Kuu, imeanza kuandaa majibu ya pingamizi la Serikali. Mwisho.

 

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