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Was Magufuli vs Erick Kabendera intended to intimidate Tanzania’s journalists?

Rights groups say the Tanzanian leader is raising the bar on media suppression. This week, investigative journalist Erick Kabendera was let out of prison under a plea deal that came with a $118,000 fine.

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