Tanzanian Bloggers Now Have 10 Days to Pay the Government a $930 Fee to Operate

26 April 2018

Digital Content

The Tanzanian government is forcing online content creators to pay up.

The Tanzanian government continues to crackdown on online content creators with added restrictions to its internet regulation policy.

The government introduced the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) Regulations 2018 earlier this month. The act will require online publishers to pay a fee to operate in the country. Bloggers, online publishers, radio outlets and other online content creators must pay a $930 fee before publishing content. In a statement released earlier today, the state-owned Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) noted a May 5 deadline for applicants to submit their paper work.

The lengthy form asks applicants to list tax information, share capital, investments and more detailed information. A copy was shared via social media. Read the full article on Okayafrica here.