The ever-growing online community in every corner of the world means the fastest way to connect with people now is through the various platforms like social media and blogs.
Information is easily distributed across these platforms by bloggers who are operating as individuals or in a group, from fashion, lifestyle, travel to entertainment content creators. Online contents consumers are more comfortable with the information they receive from operators of these platforms.
Africa has never been left out of this growth, even though, we agree with the fact that, some are lacking and are catching up with the trend at a slow pace. However, soon, consumers in Tanzania will not be exposed to the necessary contents from online creators as the Government is proceeding with its plans to charge over $900 before creators can be allowed to operate in peace.
Online creators in the country will be required to fill the recommended form providing information on stakeholders, costs of operation and staff qualification. Sadly, platforms that have even registered can be restricted if they are found of publishing harmful, crime-related, and any information that the government does agree with.
See the form below, as tweeted by one of the country’s journalist:
Bloggers In Tanzania will reportedly be required to fill out this form & pay the Govt $900 for a license pic.twitter.com/Eli2RvJrrj
— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) April 10, 2018
What do you make of this move, is it right or wrong, do you think it is going to limit a lot of content creators from operating easily? Share your thoughts with us.
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