Tag: Mosaique fm

Violence Against Journalists on the Rise After Belaid Assassination

Violence Against Journalists on the Rise After Belaid Assassination

| 05 March 2013 | 3 Comments

Attacks against journalists and press freedom, including death threats and jammed radio transmissions, escalated throughout the month of February following the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, according to a report from the monitoring unit of the Tunis Center for Press Freedom. The report cited 31 attacks against 52 different people working in the media [...]

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Muzzled Jihadist Leader Blames Government for U.S. Embassy Attack

Muzzled Jihadist Leader Blames Government for U.S. Embassy Attack

| 05 February 2013 | 3 Comments

Jihadist leader Seif Allah Hassine, also known as Abou Iyadh, blamed the Tunisian Ministry of Interior for the September 14 attack on the U.S. Embassy during an interview recently recorded by Tunisian radio Mosaique FM Broadcasting of the interview was banned by a court order, but a version became available on YouTube Tuesday. Described by [...]

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Tunisian Court Censors Radio Interview with Alleged Al-Qaeda Associate

Tunisian Court Censors Radio Interview with Alleged Al-Qaeda Associate

| 04 February 2013 | 3 Comments

The investigating judge of the Court of First Instance in Tunis ordered that Tunisian radio Mosaique FM not broadcast its exclusive interview this afternoon with Seifallah Ben Hassine whose alias is Abou Iyadh. Abou Iyadh is the leader of the Tunisian Salafist, jihadist group Ansar al Sharia and wanted for several charges, including premeditated murder, and [...]

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Updated: Interview with Ousted President’s In-Law Banned by Court Order

Updated: Interview with Ousted President’s In-Law Banned by Court Order

| 23 November 2012 | 1 Comment

Tunisia’s attorney general issued a judicial order yesterday that bans broadcasting a recent interview with Slim Chiboub, an in-law of ousted President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, on Ettounsiya TV. The decision has sparked widespread controversy throughout Tunisian media and social networks over whether the ban’s motives represented censorship or were strictly based on judicial matters. [...]

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Emerging from the Underground, Pirate Radio Seeks Acceptance

Emerging from the Underground, Pirate Radio Seeks Acceptance

| 14 November 2012 | 0 Comments

For many, the term “pirate radio” conjures cinematic images of the eponymously named 2009 film, in which Phillip Seymour Hoffman and his band of British merrymakers set out with a boat and a stolen FM frequency to defy the Victorian British Censors and broadcast the ethos of an era. In Tunisia, the blockbuster story plays [...]

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President of the Tunisian Jewish Community to Take Salafist Preacher to Court

President of the Tunisian Jewish Community to Take Salafist Preacher to Court

| 27 March 2012 | 19 Comments

The President of the Tunisian Jewish Community Roger Bismuth has expressed deep concern over the security of Tunisia’s Jewish Community, and has called on the government to take immediate action against those who incite hatred against others. During Sunday’s Salafist demonstration on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, one Salafist preacher shouted “young people rise up, let’s wage [...]

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The Rocky Road for Freedom of Press in Tunisia

The Rocky Road for Freedom of Press in Tunisia

| 04 March 2012 | 6 Comments

By Douja Mamelouk When I turned on the Tunisian radio station mosaique fm at six o’clock in the morning in Knoxville, Tennessee, I was almost delighted to hear Mr. Nasr Eddine Ben Saida on ‘Midi Show’.  After eight days spent in prison because his newspaper, Attounisiya, published a partially undressed picture of Lena Gercke, Sami Khedira, [...]

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Official Facebook Page of Mosaique FM Radio Hacked

Official Facebook Page of Mosaique FM Radio Hacked

| 27 February 2012 | 2 Comments

The official Facebook page of Mosaique FM, Tunisia’s most popular radio station, was hacked yesterday night by a group calling themselves “Fallega.” According to Eya Frioui, a reporter at Mosaique FM, the page, boasting nearly five hundred thousand fans, was hacked yesterday at 8:00pm. According to Frioui, this is not the group’s first attempt to [...]

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Controversial Cleric, Advocate of Female Genital Mutilation, Challenges Tunisian Critics

Controversial Cleric, Advocate of Female Genital Mutilation, Challenges Tunisian Critics

| 15 February 2012 | 8 Comments

Wajdi Ghoneim, the fiery Egyptian cleric notorious for his controversial stances on a number of social and political issues, issued a challenge – via Facebook – against his “secular and liberal” Tunisian critics, calling upon them to face him in a live, televised debate. Ghoneim’s contentious visit to Tunisia – organized by Dar el-Hadith Academy, [...]

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Tunisian Women Protesting Against the Niqab

Tunisian Women Protesting Against the Niqab

| 09 October 2011 | 17 Comments

More than 200 Tunisian women dressed in the traditional outfits melya and sefsari gathered on October 8th in front of the cultural center of Menzah VI to protest against “backward and fanatic forces.” The demonstrators also walked along Othmane Ben Affane Avenue brandishing slogans against the wearing of niqab and anything that they consider to [...]

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