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14 days ago by pors
Tanzania’s strict new internet laws are driving content creators offline
In May, Tanzania passed new regs requiring content creators - media organizations, but also smalltime bloggers - to pay up in the form of new, mandatory registration and licensing fees that total "two million Tanzanian shillings (930 US dollars)." This is steep, especially in a country " whose GDP per capita is 879 US dollars—and where approximately 70 percent of the population lives on less than two dollars a day." It is unsurprising that the new rules are forcing vloggers, podcasters, and bloggers offline, writes Shayera Dark for The Verge.

"Failure to comply with the regulations — which also forbid online content that is “indecent,” “annoying,” or that “leads to public disorder” — will result in a five million Tanzanian shillings (2,202 US dollars) fine, a jail term of not less than a year or both...'With all of these regulations, [vlogging] is not worth it,' says Faith Hilary, a YouTube creator with about 4,500 subscribers who goes by the handle Tanzanian Vlogger. Hilary won’t be returning to her channel in light of the new regulations. 'I made very small revenue from Google ads, which doesn’t translate to the amount of time I put into the videos and the money I spent on [my] internet bundle. The money I got is nowhere near the licensing fee that is being asked'...Tanzania’s blogosphere is relatively small, which makes it unlikely that taxes derived from online activities will make a significant contribution to the government’s purse. But this law effectively pushes most Tanzanians to the margins of cyberspace, where they can neither speak nor create, while the majority of conversation about and in Tanzania risks becoming an echo chamber for the upper class."
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16 days ago by dmcdev
Leading independent websites go dark as Tanzania's 'blogger tax' deadline approaches
Tanzania will institute its 'blogger tax' on June 15, leading many blogs and social media pages to shut down ahead of the law's implementation in order to avoid possible fines and prison time. The tax stipulates that bloggers will need to register with the state and pay a license fee in excess of $900 USD - quite a few for the average Tanzanian (it'd be like requiring Americans to pay $60k USD to start a blog, according to Financial Times). https://www.ft.com/content/36098722-4623-11e8-8ae9-4b5ddcca99b3

Global Voices Advocacy reports: "Alongside scores of independent blogs and social media pages, Tanzania's most popular independent news and user comment site, Jamii Forum, have shut themselves down in anticipation of the country's soon-to-be-implemented 'blogger tax.' On June 15, 2018, Tanzanian bloggers will have to register and pay over $900 USD per year to publish online. If blogs and other types of online content, such as YouTube channels, operate after June 15 without a license, they may be punished by a fine 'not less than five million Tanzanian shillings' (around $2,500 USD), or imprisonment for 'not less than 12 months or both.' While the registration fee and subsequent fines are steep, many bloggers say the concern is not just about the money but also about the complexity and ambiguity of obliging the new regulations...Tanzanian bloggers have creatively protested against the new blogging regulations, openly commenting on the blogging regulations online. Aikande Kwayu, who has blogged particularly about Tanzanian politics and the 2015 elections (and also writes book reviews and flash fiction) suspended her website on May 1 in an act of protest...The $900 USD annual license fee is a substantial amount of money in a country where nearly one-third of the population still live in extreme poverty."
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5 weeks ago by dmcdev
To Save the Rhinos, Legalize the Horn Trade - Foundation for Economic Education - Working for a free and prosperous world
The best option available is to let rhino owners harvest their horns and to offer a far more humane, sustainable product in order to compete with the black market.
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february 2018 by HispanicPundit
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january 2018 by Dexxx
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january 2018 by toddc
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MY EARTH JUST MOVED! All in the same place at the same time at Austin! One of these guys taught me Austrian ec…
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january 2018 by toddc

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