Members of the Tunisian General Labour Union attack journalists during protest

Recent articles in Tunisia

Al-Jazeera bureau chief Lotfi Hajji (C) and his team pose outside the headquarters of the national journalists' union (Syndicat National des Journalistes tunisiens, SNJT), in Tunis, 26 July 2021, after Tunisian police closed the broadcaster's offices. ANIS MILI/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia: Security forces storm Al-Jazeera’s office in Tunis

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the raid and calls on authorities to unconditionally allow Al-Jazeera’s Tunis bureau to resume operations and let all journalists in the country work freely.

Journalists hold up signs reading in Arabic "fourth estate, not kneeling estate" and "journalists' rights are not privileges", as they demonstrate outside the headquarters of the Tunis Africa Press (TAP) news agency, in Tunis, 15 April 2021, FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia: Rights groups call on authorities to safeguard the right to independent public media

A number of IFEX members join rights groups in welcoming the Tunisian government’s decision to rescind a controversial appointment to the country’s national news agency, Tunis Africa Press (TAP), and call on those who ordered a police attack on the agency’s journalists during a peaceful sit-in to be held accountable.

People take part in a protest against a "campaign of repression" targeting those who post information on social networks and in support of freedom of expression, in Rabat, Morocco, 9 January 2020, FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images

Mapping digital rights in MENA: towards a safer online environment

New research from IFEX member 7amleh examines how digital rights policies and practices in Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are impacting freedom of expression and the right to information, and highlights the need to improve people’s access to a safer online environment.