Tunisia: Rights groups condemn escalating attacks on journalists

Recent articles in Tunisia

Tunisia: Repressive policies and arbitrary restrictions on freedoms

In recent weeks, three parliament members have been imprisoned for speech offenses, and at least 50 Tunisians have been placed under arbitrary house arrests, including former officials, a judge, and three lawmakers.

Tunisian journalists wear red ribbons around their arms to protest press freedom violations, in Tunis, 2 February 2018, Chedly Ben Ibrahim/NurPhoto

Tunisia: Rights groups call on President Kais Saied to respect free expression and the press

Reforming the democratic process will be doomed to failure if Tunisians are muzzled and journalists are denied the right to ethically and professionally do their job, say Tunisian rights groups.

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.