Tanzania slated after journos held
MEDIA practitioners have slammed the detention of two journalists in Tanzania for about five hours in what is seen as the latest attack on press freedom in that country.
The African Editors’ Forum (TAEF) has joined organisations that have called out the East African nation for the abuse of media rights.
South African Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague, Muthoki Mumo, were detained in Tanzania while in the country on Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) work. Quintal is a former editor of the
Mail & Guardian and is now Africa programme co-ordinator at the CPJ in the US. Her niece, Genevieve Quintal, said yesterday that she was not commenting on the issue yet.