Liberté de la Presse 20

Arab NGOs Warn against “Regional Media Freedom Mechanism” Project under the umbrella of the Arab League

Les organisations arabes des droits humains soussignées, dénoncent l’obstination de la Fédération internationale des journalistes (FIJ) à aller de l’avant, conjointement avec l’Union des journalistes arabes, dans l’établissement d’un « Mécanisme régional spécial pour la liberté d’information dans le monde arabe », sous le parapluie de la Ligue des États arabes.

Tunisia: Harmonizing Politics and Media for and before the Elections

As much as instruments to monitor and ensure transparency and the constitutional operation of state powers and processes, the HAICA and the ISIE are, just several months into their roles, equally accountable for their own transparency and constitutional operation. The next six months will not only measure their competency and capacity to fulfill this dual responsability but will more generally decide the nature and successfulness of elections and the direction of the country through and beyond the transition period.

Les photos de la 6e édition du Forum WAN-IFRA de la presse arabe.

Voici les photos de la dernière édition du Forum WAN-IFRA de la presse Arabe, ayant eu lieu du 24 au 26 novembre 2013. Au-delà de l’objet même du Forum, c’est l’une de ces rares occasions durant lesquelles se réunissent quelques-uns parmi ceux qui ont à cœur le devenir de la profession ainsi que son indépendance. Derrière ce combat pour la liberté de la presse, il y a d’abord des femmes et des hommes, mais également des ONGs qui font un travail forçant le respect depuis des années…

Tunisia: The hijacking of free radio

Gone are the days of a few radio stations flooding the airwaves with the same information and press releases, broadcast in loop, providing listeners with one way of looking at things. Since the revolution, we’ve seen the launch of 12 new radio stations. And since such diversity allows for a more democratic management of the airwaves, it would seem logical that everything be done to help them continue to broadcast.

WikiLeaks cables: Tunisia blocks site reporting ‘hatred’ of first lady

Tunisia has blocked the website of a Lebanese newspaper that published US cables released by WikiLeaks describing high-level corruption, a […]

Tunisia Blocks Wikileaks & Everyone Referencing it

Just as the stories are starting to get interesting, the Tunisian authorities block Wikileaks and every other form of leaks […]

CPJ presses Tunisia on poor press freedom record

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 […]

Tunisia’s bloggers defy state censors

Foreign tourists know Tunisia for its sunny beaches, ancient ruins and one of the Arab world’s most liberal societies. But for Tunisians, life is a daily tiptoe through a minefield of political taboos enforced by a vast security apparatus and heavily censored media. Now the country’s drive to embrace the internet is giving Tunisians an unexected new outlet to challenge authority.

Tunisie : Libération Du journaliste Slim Boukhdir

Reporters sans frontières a exprimé son soulagement à l’annonce de la libération, le 21 juillet 2008, de Slim Boukhdir, intervenue quatre mois avant le terme de sa peine. Le journaliste indépendant a souffert de conditions de détention très difficiles à la prison civile de Sfax (230 km au sud de Tunis), où il était incarcéré depuis le 26 novembre 2007.