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    Born on November 7th, 1971, Sami Fehri is a Tunisian TV host, producer, and director. Fehri's career started in the 1990s when he worked as a host at the Tunisian radio station RTCI. He then joined Karthago group, then owned by Belhassen Trabelsi, and together they created Cactus Productions. The TV production company gave Sami Fehri the chance to work as a TV host, but also to become a producer and director of several television shows such as "Akher Karar" and "Dlilk Mlak", as well as sitcoms, namely "Maktoub" and "Casting," which were both broadcast on national television. After the Tunisian Revolution, Fehri created his own channel: Ettounissya TV, which is broadcast on satellite. Sami Fehri was prosecuted for corruption charges and then jailed in September 2012. In December that year, he undertook a dry hunger strike in protest of his detention, which he claims is unjust. He no longer owns Ettounissiya TV in which he had also acted as the managing director. He was finally released from prison on 11 September 2013. Sami Fehri is married and a father of two girls. Updated 17/4/14

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