Tanzanian authorities punish TV stations for misinformation


Tanzania's Communication Regulatory Authority punished three TV stations for airing content that was "misleading and untrue" about the government's strategy on fighting coronavirus. Critics believe that TCRA objected to a report that criticised President John Magufuli for saying that churches should remain open on the basis that "coronavirus cannot survive in a church".

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-52214740

Writer: Dickens Olewe
Publication: BBC