The Role of the Media Service Act, No.12 of 2016 in Preventing Cyber Defamation in Tanzania

38 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2018

Date Written: February 24, 2018

Abstract

The Media Service Act, No.12 of 2016, is enacted with provisions for promotion of professionalism in the media industry, for establishment of the Journalists Accreditation Board, Independent Media Council and framework for regulation of media services and for other related matters.

This paper provides a number of definitions of defamation as defined by many authors and it further provides for the position cyber defamation as described by the Act.

For the purpose of this paper the term Act shall mean, “The Media Service Act, No.12 of 2016”.

Keywords: Defamation, defamatory statements, cyber crime, cyber Defamation

Suggested Citation

Magalla, Asherry, The Role of the Media Service Act, No.12 of 2016 in Preventing Cyber Defamation in Tanzania (February 24, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3129341 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3129341

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