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Police Enter Radio Station During Strike Action
The offices of one of the country’s largest national commercial radio stations was occupied by the police earlier today after the station closed down due to strike action by staff. Staff at Shems FM have used World Press Freedom Day to call a one day strike over stalled negotiations between staff and management on working...

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...

Chourabi’s Dad Begs France for Help
The father of Tunisian journalist missing in Libya has made a heartbreaking plea to the French government for help in finding his son. Maaouia Chourabi, the father of First TV reporter Sofiane Chourabi has traveled to Paris to plead with the local authorities to assist him in finding out his son’s fate. The desperate attempt...

Journalists’ Union Calls for Boycott on Prime Ministry Coverage
The National Union of Tunisian Journalists called on reporters to stop covering the prime ministry and refuse questions from prosecutors. It made the appeal in a statement issued Thursday. Journalists were advised not to respond to questions from prosecutors if they do not abide by the post-revolutionary press code, Decree 115, which was issued in...

Tunisian Journalists on Strike
Journalists in Tunisia are on strike today, protesting multiple recent arrests of media personnel. The strike was called on Saturday by the National Union of Tunisian Journalists. This followed the Friday arrest of Zied el-Heni, who was detained following comments he made about the case of a cameraman facing charges related to filming the egging...

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...

Debate Remains Over Leagues for the Protection of the Revolution
The Leagues for the Protection of the Revolution remain a controversial presence in Tunisian society, accused by opposition parties, unions, and journalists of conducting violent acts and threatening critics of the government to advance the needs of the ruling Ennahdha party. Even President Moncef Marzouki suggested yesterday that any sec...

Abdelfattah Amor: We Will Continue Struggling Against Corruption
The National Commission of Investigating Corruption and Wrongdoings held a press conference today on Friday, November 11th, to announce the completion of its report concerning corruption, bribes, and wrongdoings of the former regime. Mr. Abdelfattah Amor, the head of the commission and Mr. Naji Bakouch, a member of the commission, were both pres...