Tag: Nessma TV

Tunisian Journalists Subject to Recent Wave of Violence

Tunisian Journalists Subject to Recent Wave of Violence

| 24 January 2012 | 1 Comment

Tunisian journalist Zied Krichen and Tunisian university professor Hamadi Redissi were physically and verbally attacked yesterday outside the courthouse where Tunisian TV executive Nabil Karoui was to be tried for blasphemy and disturbing public order. Krichen and Redissi, who were assaulted along with other protesters and lawyers, thus joined the growing list of Tunisian journalists [...]

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Trial Postponed for Tunisian TV Station Owner Responsible for ‘Persepolis’ Airing

Trial Postponed for Tunisian TV Station Owner Responsible for ‘Persepolis’ Airing

| 23 January 2012 | 1 Comment

The trial of Nabil Karoui, the owner of Nessma TV, scheduled for today, has been postponed to April 19th. The lawyers who filed the complaint against him asked to adjourn the hearing until the judges take into account the new press code, the post-revolution updating of the once repressive Ben Ali-era laws governing media. A [...]

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Tunisian Prime Minister Expresses Concern For Tunisia’s Economic Situation

Tunisian Prime Minister Expresses Concern For Tunisia’s Economic Situation

| 23 January 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisia’s Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali expressed his concern regarding the deteriorating economic situation in Tunisia Saturday, January 21st, in an interview broadcasted on Al Wataniya, Hannibal, and Nessma TV. Jebali stated that the Tunisian economy has suffered from losses that have amounted to 2.5 billion Tunisian Dinars. According to Jebali  Tunisia’s Phosphate Mine and Chemical Group [...]

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Persepolis affair: A Violation of the Tunisian Identity or a threat to the freedom of expression

Persepolis affair: A Violation of the Tunisian Identity or a threat to the freedom of expression

| 18 November 2011 | 0 Comments
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Persepolis is one controversial film that brought the owner of Nessma TV channel (the channel that broadcast it) to face a court trail for violating the individual rights of Muslims as the film shows a depiction of God.

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Nabil Karoui’s Trial Postponed

Nabil Karoui’s Trial Postponed

| 17 November 2011 | 11 Comments

Nabil Karoui, President and CEO of Maghrebian TV channel Nessma, went on to court today to face charges of  ”undermining sacred values”. in a crowded courtroom Nessma TV’s broadcast of Iranian animation film “Persepolis” on 7 October, in a Tunisian dialect-dubbed version, had caused a wave of protests, leading to violent attacks against the channel’s [...]

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Berlusconi Resignation Portends Brighter Tunisian Italian Relations

Berlusconi Resignation Portends Brighter Tunisian Italian Relations

| 14 November 2011 | 2 Comments

Tunisian officials say that Tunisian-Italian relations will remain solid and will only improve after the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. It is not a secret that Tunisians and Italians share a unique background  and have a lot in common. In fact, Nessma TV a Pan-maghreb channel based in Tunis was co-founded by Tarak [...]

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The “Affaire Persepolis”: Free Publicity for Ennahda?

The “Affaire Persepolis”: Free Publicity for Ennahda?

| 31 October 2011 | 1 Comment

As the dust settles after Tunisia’s historic elections, the reasons behind the surge in popularity of the moderate Islamist party Ennahda are beginning to become clearer. With a ban on advertising during the last month of the campaign season, the party seems to have benefited from the major political controversy that occupied headlines: the famous [...]

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Aridha Candidates Invalidated: The Troubling Coda to a Successful Election

Aridha Candidates Invalidated: The Troubling Coda to a Successful Election

| 28 October 2011 | 0 Comments

The Tunisian electoral commission abruptly invalidated nine candidates who won seats  in the Constituent Assembly on Thursday night, prompting violent protests in the impoverished town that sparked the Tunisian revolution last December. The success of Aridha Chaabia (Popular Petition) party was a complete surprise to journalists and analysts. No major news source had predicted they [...]

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Religious Violence in Tunisia : The Exception or the Rule ?

Religious Violence in Tunisia : The Exception or the Rule ?

| 24 October 2011 | 0 Comments
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Tunisians protest in the street when private television channel Nessma TV aired an animated film depicting God as an old bearded man. Such depictions are considered blasphemous by some, and the Nessma manager found his house firebombed. Asma Ghribi has more.

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What is the Arab Muslim Identity?

What is the Arab Muslim Identity?

| 19 October 2011 | 5 Comments

Several political parties have recently invoked the “Arab Muslim identity” of Tunisians, usually promising to preserve it. But what exactly this phrase means, and how to preserve it, is not well defined. According to M. Amri Laroussi, a sociology professor at the University of El Manar in Tunis, Tunisian history was marked mainly with two [...]

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