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Hysterical Cries of Satanism Follow Teen Suicide
Hysterical accusations of “Satanism” have clouded the deaths of a teenage schoolgirl who committed suicide in a Tunis suburb. Threats, insults, and widespread denunciations of “Satanism” have flooded a deceased 15- year old girl’s Facebook account after she was found hanging in her El Mourouj home last Friday. A 20-year ol...

Tunisia Fares Poorly in World Press Freedom Ranking
Tunisia ranked 133 in the annual freedom of press index released Thursday by the international media watchdog Reporters Without borders (RWB), a five-place improvement from last year's ranking. Tunisia ranked worse than Lebanon at 108, Qatar at 113, the United Arab Emirates at 118, and Algeria at 121. The rankings are partially based on a...

Journalists, Ben Ali, and Marzouki’s ‘Black Book’
By Ali Ben Mabrouk Tunisia knew just two presidents, Habib Bourguiba and Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, from 1956 until 2011. Both of them were dictators and tried to control the media as best they could so that journalists and writers would serve their propaganda. Now, a ˜Black Book' leaked by the office of President Moncef...

Journalists and Bloggers Form New ˜Cooperative' TV Station
A group of seventy well-known Tunisian journalists are striking out on their own, forming a new television station called Telvza TV. Telvza TV, from the colloquial Tunisian word for television, will be partially self-funded, with journalists fronting some of the money and the remainder coming from foreign, undisclosed, sources. The st...

Striking Journalists Demand Use of New Press Code
Tunisian journalists went on strike today to protest several recent arrests of media personnel, demanding the implementation of the post-revolutionary press code. The National Union of Tunisian Journalists called for the strike on Saturday following the arrest of Zied el-Hani, a journalist and a former member of the union's executive bureau....

Tunisian Media Ethics Questioned in Coverage of Brahmi Assassination
The professionalism and news-gathering practices of Tunisia’s media outlets have been criticized by the country’s leading journalists' union and HAICA, Tunisia’s new media regulatory authority. The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi on July 25 and the ensuing political crisis in Tunisia has brought renewed scrutiny to th...

Journalists Protest Mismanagement at US-Funded Media Project
Journalists at the online media project Jadal announced an open strike on Monday to voice indignation over the practices of new administration officials at its parent organisation, the Institute For War and Peace Reporting (IWPR). IWPR is an international media development project receiving funding from the United States’ Middle East Partners...

Press Strike across Tunisia Stalls Headlines
Journalists across Tunisia went on strike today, protesting what they claim is unnecessary and unwelcome government interference in their affairs. Newspapers across the country participated, many deciding either to withhold publication or only publishing content pertaining to the strike. Some radio stations shifted content towards music, choosing n...

Noted French Journalist on Tunisia Today: “Many Grey Areas Remain”
Author, journalist, and editor Nicolas Beau passed by the office of Tunisia Live to discuss media coverage of Tunisia in general, the ongoing development of the Tunisian press, and the many questions that remain unanswered in Tunisian politics. Beau is a former editor of Le Canard Enchaà®né and Bakchich and the author of several works...