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British Businessman “Trapped” in Algeria for Three Years
A British businessman claims to have been trapped in Algeria for more than three years without charge, the UK’s Daily Telegraph have reported. Mechanical,engineer, Amine Khalil, who has dual Algerian and British nationality, claims to have been persuaded to return to North Africa out of fear for his Algerian family three years ago to “...

Nessma TV Deny Allegations of Tax Avoidance, Money Smuggling and Concealing Debt
The commercial television channel, Nessma TV has denied accusations of tax avoidance and false accounting made by the anti-corruption watchdog, IWatch. In a report released over the weekend, IWatch listed details of internal loans between the five international companies that comprise the Nessma brand, which IWatch allege have been used as a means ...

Nessma TV Journalists Assaulted on Kerkennah
Two journalists covering the general strike on Kerkennah yesterday were injured during clashes with individuals thought to be unconnected to either the strike or the security services. Nessma TV confirmed that cameraman, Rached Zouari had received a broken nose, while correspondent Zouhour Habib had received wounds to her right hand during confront...

Trial of Nabil Karoui, Owner of Nessma TV for Broadcasting Persepolis Last October
The trial of Nabil Karoui, the owner of Tunisian channel Nessma TV, is scheduled to resume tomorrow, January 23rd. The trial will take place at the Justice Palace in the Kasbah of Tunis at 9:00 AM and will be broadcast live on Nessma TV. Nearly 140 lawyers filed lawsuits against Karoui for “violating sacred values”...

Detained Anti-Nessma Protesters on Trial
Around twenty people gathered outside the Justice Court in Beb Bnet, downtown Tunis today to follow the court case of people arrested during last Friday’s protests. Most of the crowd was made up of friends and family of the detained. The protests focused on the Nessma TV company, which offended many conservative Muslims by airing...

Manager of Nessma TV Questioned Over Controversial Film
Nabil Karwi, the manager of Nessma TV, was interrogated yesterday by the assistant of the prosecutor in charge of press and media affairs in the court of first instance of Tunis. The investigations are a response to the complaint of a group of 140 lawyers about Nessma TV’s decision to air the Iranian animation “Persepolis.”...

Salafists and Conservatives Protest in Sidi Bouzid Against Nessma TV
Another demonstration was organized today in Sidi Bouzid, where hundreds of bearded men and entirely veiled women, said an eye-witness, took to the streets to protest against a film recently aired on a private Tunisian TV channel, and which they consider was offensive to Muslim beliefs and customs. Similar demonstrations also took pla...

Nessma TV Prosecuted for Broadcasting Controversial Film
A group of 131 lawyers and 14 citizens are prosecuting Nessma TV for broadcasting a film considered offensive to Islam. After the channel aired “Persepolis,” an award-winning French-Iranian film about a girl’s religious journey and struggle, violent protests erupted in Tunis, and police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. The...

Ennahda: Nessma Crossed the Line
After the demonstrations against Nessma TV that took place yesterday, October 9th , at various locations in downtown Tunis and some inland regions, all eyes were pointed at Ennahda and anticipating the Islamic party’s reaction to the events.  So far, Ennahda has accused Nessma of being biased and of playing dirty games only two weeks...

Nessma TV Denies Rumors
In the aftermath of the protests yesterday, October 9th, Nessma TV is offering consolatory words to angry Tunisians because of the depiction of God through the imagination of a little girl in the French-Iranian movie “Persepolis,” which Nessma TV aired on October 7th. The rumors that some Nessma TV employees and journalists ...