Friday, April 4, 2014
A TEST TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
BELIEVE IT OR NOT:
In the midst of the debate on two or three-tier government, MAWIO - a weekly newspaper in Tanzania, published this cartoon. Now the Registrar of Newspapers - MAELEZO - has, through a written communication, queried MAWIO for publishing the cartoon; saying it is either demeaning or insulting. Now the editor has to show cause "why he should not be brought before the law" - a la Tanzania - the law in hands of authority and not in court of law.