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Tanzania shuts down newspaper due to editorial cartoon

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From the Washington Post:

Last month The EastAfrican, a regional newspaper printed in Nairobi, was banned in Tanzania after 20 years of operation. The official explanation given by the government was that the paper was in violation of the country?s newspaper registration laws, but the more likely reason for the shutdown was the newspaper?s criticism of President Jakaya Kikwete and this cartoon by famed cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa (?GADO?).

Feels like the censorship of cartoons is accelerating around the world or maybe just more reporting.

It’s good to see Ann Telnaes name in the byline.

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