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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of report by Adam Ihucha entitled "Proposed media bill most draconian, say stakeholders" publishedby Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 16 January
Media stakeholders in the northern zone have spoken against the draft Freedom of Information Bill and recommended that all those behind its formulation be dragged to court for violating the country's constitution.
The stakeholders have described the bill as one of the most draconian anywhere in modern times, saying enacting it would amount to sanctioning a seditious piece of legislation that creates a vacuum huge enough for international espionage to sneak through.
A total of 30 media stakeholders from Arusha, Kilimanjaro and Manyara regions met in special session at the Arusha …