They pose in bikinis, lacy lingerie, dresses that reveal or accentuate their bodies and they dance or "grind" with male dancers in music videos. But now they've been banned. It's immoral, un-Tanzanian and definitely not for the eyes of children, some people argue.
She argues that it's high time that the government crack down on the celebrities. According to Kulangwa, the videos and pictures simply aren't accepted in Tanzanian culture. Kulangwa thinks the government should go even further and censor content showing international celebrities on Tanzanian TV and online channels. What especially concerns her is the nudity, which already includes women in underwear or bikinis, being shown on TV before 11 p. That said, social media companies like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube all have anti-nudity policies, which forbid the posting of pictures and videos showing female breasts, particularly nipples, naked buttocks, sexual organs and sexual acts.
In practice, however, such content still appears online. She, however, also knows that the question of morality always comes into play in such matters. Some of the accounts that have been banned are actually private and restricted, she points out. The editor of a popular discussion platform, Jamii Forums, was detained and tried for publishing content related to corruption in Tanzania. The cybercrime law was signed into being under Tanzania's previous government. The current government, however, was the first to implement it. Many of them. They're scared, their family is scared.
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