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Christopher Barrie


Tunisian Media: Al-Nahda Tightens its Control

[Zied Krichen, 2nd right, editor of the newspaper

Tunisia’s Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the ruling Islamist al-Nahda party, Hamadi Jebali, was invited to close a two-day event held in Tunis in May to celebrate World Press Freedom Day. In his speech, Jebali remarked upon the importance of a free press for a properly functioning democracy, adding that the present government in Tunisia was “fully committed to safeguarding a public and independent media.” Despite such words of assurance, the freedom and ...

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