Tag: Nessma TV
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]