Human rights groups raise concern over Tanzania elections
Human rights groups are concerned about the shrinking civic space as Tanzania heads to elections on 28 October 2020. The Human Rights Watch notes that authorities have been cracking down on opposition leaders and civil society groups both online and offline. The government prohibited speech related to the economy or national security issues in August. It has also imposed restrictions on media houses or bloggers discussing COVID-19 or other issues that could destabilise the country. Public interest litigation has also been limited.