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Regulatory Authority Alleges Bias in Tunisian State-Run Media

Regulatory Authority Alleges Bias in Tunisian State-Run Media

| 23 August 2013 | 3 Comments

Tunisia’s newly-created media regulatory authority today denounced multiple government appointments to state-run media organizations, calling the individuals appointed “biased,” according to Friday press statements. In a Friday press conference, the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (known by the French acronym HAICA) condemned government appointments of leaders for state-run television and radio stations and criticized [...]

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Tunisian Media Ethics Questioned in Coverage of Brahmi Assassination

Tunisian Media Ethics Questioned in Coverage of Brahmi Assassination

| 01 August 2013 | 3 Comments

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 the country’s media, which features a raft of new media outlets now [...]

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Salafists: Tunisia’s Newest TV Stars

Salafists: Tunisia’s Newest TV Stars

| 24 July 2013 | 10 Comments

Some of this year’s popular Ramadan television dramas bring a new type of character to Tunisian living rooms: bearded, religious, conservative “Salafists.” During Ramadan, Tunisian TV channels are flooded by programming aired especially during the holiday, including a variety of sitcoms and dramas. Tunisians wait for the holy month to indulge in original shows, all [...]

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President Marzouki Addresses Concerns Two Years After Revolution

President Marzouki Addresses Concerns Two Years After Revolution

| 14 January 2013 | 0 Comments

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki voiced the concerns of the country’s citizens two years after the revolution in an exclusive interview yesterday with state TV channel and radio Al Wataniya. According to Marzouki, Tunisians are worried about the constitutional draft, the date of the upcoming elections, security, high prices, the political will for reform, and even lifestyle. [...]

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As Tunisiana Expands 3G Services, Qtel Buys Shares

As Tunisiana Expands 3G Services, Qtel Buys Shares

| 04 January 2013 | 0 Comments

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has raised its stake in mobile operator Tunisiana by 15%, citing encouraging prospects for an expansion of Tunisiana’s 3G services in the country. According to a press release from Qtel, the transaction made between Tunisia’s government and Qatar-based company is worth $360 million. The 15% stake originally belonged to Sakher El Materi, [...]

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Tunisian National TV Accused of Pro-Ennahda Bias

Tunisian National TV Accused of Pro-Ennahda Bias

| 27 October 2011 | 16 Comments

Yesterday, at the end of the 8pm news of the Tunisian National TV (Wataniya), one sentence captured the ears of many Tunisians and caused them to take actions accordingly, with people on Facebook and Twitter calling for protests and demonstrations in front of the TV channel’s headquarters. Hamdi Ghidawi reported about the Constituent Assembly elections [...]

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