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Government Responds to Journalists’ Demands Following Media Strike
In light of a strike by journalists on Wednesday that left much of the country's media in a state of blackout, the government announced the implementation of several major changes. Key among the journalists demands were the implementation of decrees 115 and 116. Issued after the revolution, the decrees were an attempt to ensure the...

Tunisian Municipalities on Strike
Municipal employees will be launching a 4-day national strike from February 20 until the 23rd. The strike is supported by the country’s largest trade union, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), and will be held in protest of unfair wage increases and consistent outsourcing. A source at the municipality of Tunis confirmed that all 15...

Protests Challenge Tunisian Prime Minister’s Public Media Appointments
In the wake of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali’s nominations of heads of public media institutions, members of the Union of Tunisian Journalists, along with other independent journalists and citizens, organized a protest in front of the prime ministry on Monday, January 9th. The protesters gathered to express their discontent with the PM’s...

The Constituent Assembly to Elect Tunisia’s Next President Tomorrow
Tomorrow the Constituent Assembly will resume its scheduled activities. Electing Tunisia’s next president is at the crux of the agenda, and it is possible that the process will continue until Thursday.  The election will be followed by a swearing-in ceremony, where the current interim president, Foued Mebazaa, will be cha...

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...

Documentary on Kasbah Sit-In Revives Revolutionary Emotion
The premiere of a new documentary on the Tunisian revolution, Fallega 2011, or Candles in Kasbah, was held in front of a full house in the Colisée, a movie theater in downtown. Admission was free to the public. Fallega 2011 is a documentary on the sit-in that took place between mid-January and March 2011 in the Kasbah (government...

The Interim Prime Minister Speaks with EU Special Representative
The Interim Prime Minister, Beji Caà¯d Essebsi met on Wednesday September 13th, the representative of the European Union (EU) for Southern Mediterranean countries, Bernardino Leon, in the government palace in Al Kasbah, Tunis. The prime minister and the representative of the EU discussed the promotion of various relationships between the EU and T...

Reactions and Statements Following Essebsi Speech
Yesterday’s speech by Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian Interim Prime Minister, earned mixed reviews from political parties and engendered a violent reaction of security officers gathered in the Place de la Kasbah for a sit-in. Protestors expressed their dissatisfaction with the interim government, demanding an apology following the misuse of certa...

Security Forces On Strike
The Union of the Security Forces decided to go on strike and gather at the square of the Municipality of Tunis, today at 9:45 am. According to the Union, the strike had been decided as a reaction to the government overlooking  the continuous attacks on police stations and their burning in Tunisia. UPDATE: The security...