The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. The CPJ promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

05 January 2011

The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by your government’s attempt to censor coverage of recent protests against unemployment and corruption in Tunisia. We are specifically alarmed by the confiscation of two opposition weeklies, the government’s denunciation of Al-Jazeera, the systematic obstruction of reporting and broadcasting […]

16 Jul 2009

As Tunisia’s October presidential and parliamentary elections draw closer, the Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to you for the second time in four months to protest reprisals against critical journalists and their families. It is inconceivable that free and fair elections can take place in an environment in which independent media are harassed and silenced.

30 Apr 2009

« Les bloggeurs sont à l’avant-garde de la révolution de l’Information et leur nombre est en pleine croissance » […] « Cependant, les gouvernements ont très vite appris à tourner la technologie contre les bloggeurs en appliquant la censure et le filtrage de l’Internet, la limitation de l’accès à la Toile et l’extraction de données personnelles. […]

20 March 2009

The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you on the eve of the 53rd anniversary of Tunisia’s independence from France to end an ongoing cycle of repression of critical journalists and media outlets. We ask that you abide by the commitment you have made repeatedly since coming to power in 1987 to promote freedom of expression. The last time […]

23 Sep 2008

La Tunisie aime se présenter comme une nation progressiste qui protège les droits de l’homme. Mais une enquête du CPJ montre qu’elle fait taire avec vigueur les journalistes et tout individu qui défie la politique du président Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. Dans ce nouveau rapport, “L’Oppresseur souriant,” le CPJ observe que les journalistes sont couramment soumis aux emprisonnements, aux agressions, au harcèlement et à la censure.

13 August 2008

Only a handful of Internet publications and small-circulation opposition papers have attempted to seriously criticize the government or hold it accountable. But journalists writing for these outlets have been placed under surveillance, assaulted by plainclothes police, had their phone and Internet lines cut, and been prevented from leaving the country.