Popular Tanzanian website Jamii Forums is back online three weeks after shutting down over new online content regulations.
Jamii Forums temporarily shut down last month after new regulations came into effect that required Tanzanian bloggers and online publisher required to pay an annual license fee of over $900.
Those who will not pay face fines starting at $2,200 or one year behind bars.
“Jamii Forums is back online 21 days after suspending its operations following a notice from TCRA [Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority],” the website said on Twitter.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the unavailability of our services during that time.”
Jamii Forums, described as the ‘Swahili Wikileaks’, was established in 2006 as a Swahili-language whistleblowing and blogging site and has faced numerous court cases in the past.
To comply with the new orders, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has asked bloggers to provide a long list of details, including share capital, tax certificates and estimated investments.