Kamel Labidi

Kamel Labidi

Journaliste indépendant tunisien. Ancien directeur d’Amnesty International en Tunisie et ancien correspondant du journal La Croix dans le pays. Représentant du CPJ au Moyen Orient. Actuellement, président l’Instance Nationale pour la Réforme de l’Information et de la communication (INRIC)

04 Apr 2013

Mme Souad Abderrahim, membre de l’ANC élue en octobre 2011 sous la bannière du mouvement islamiste Ennahdha, a annoncé, mercredi lors d’une conférence organisée à Tunis par l’Institut Arabe des Droits de l’Homme (IADH), le Conseil de l’Europe et l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), sur les “Garanties normatives et institutionnelles de la liberté d’expression” […]

12 Jul 2011

Cher Monsieur Julliard, Au nom de tous les membres de l’Instance nationale pour la réforme de l’information et de la communication, je tiens à vous exprimer notre profonde déception, suite à la position partiale et unilatérale prise par Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), le 27 juin 2011, concernant le dossier de Radio Kalima. Etant donné que vous n’avez pas jugé utile de demander, préalablement, notre avis, je me permets de porter à votre connaissance les précisions suivantes:

29 Nov 2009

No book seems to have spurred Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali’s notorious enmity towards critical journalists as much as this timely compilation of accounts of his second wife’s rise to political and economic influence and alleged involvement in corruption, at a time when, according to the two French investigative journalists who wrote it, his autocratic rule “nears its end” for health reasons.

06 Dec 2008

“In the past, Tunisia made huge efforts to invest in journalism education. Unfortunately, the people who benefited from those efforts have been gradually prevented from serving their country according to the basic rules of journalism and ethics. Scores of skilled and honest journalists have been silenced and forced to leave their job or the country,” says Kamel Labidi

17 Aug 2007
The release of 21 Tunisian political prisoners at the end of July, on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Tunisian Republic, provoked satisfaction among local and international human rights groups. However, no one ventured to describe the conditional liberations as a sign of softening on the part of President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali’s police s […].
26 January 2007
The deadly clashes in the suburbs of the Tunisian capital between security forces and Islamist gunmen at the end of December and in early January took by surprise those who were under the illusion that an Arab autocrat of Ben Ali’s ilk could learn anything from Ibn Khaldoun. According to official sources, the clashes left 12 gunmen dead and 15 under arrest […].
13 March 2006
Tunisia celebrates the 50th anniversary of independence this month, but hopes raised by the end of French rule and early reforms have long evaporated. The country is governed and owned by General Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali. But opposition groups have begun to suppress their divisions and make an attempt at collective resistance. […].
02 Mar 2006
L’élargissement, ces dernières années, du cercle des Tunisiens décidés à exercer malgré tout leur droit à la liberté d’expression et d’association est un signe qui ne trompe pas. C’est pourquoi l’historien Raouf Hamza recommande la construction de « petits espaces de réflexion » pour analyser les problèmes de société et les mécanismes de résistan […].
13 May 2005
No Arab ruler pays more lip service to democracy and press freedom, while simultaneously silencing critics and independent journalists, than Tunisian President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali. Addressing the state-run Tunisian Association of Newspapers Editors (TANE) and the Association of Journalists (AJ) recently on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Ben Ali cla […].