Tunisia: Control and resistance in the media

Tunisian prime minister Hichem Mechichi failed to appoint a former collaborator of the Ben Ali regime—who today maintains close ties to Ennahdha—as director of the country’s national press agency. Mechichi’s failed attempt confirms the parliamentary majority’s eagerness to control the media, in spite of the sector’s resistance.

Tunisia: Media Sink Back into Collusion ahead of run-off vote

In this extremely polarized electoral context, how did the media frame the public discussion and shaped the public opinion? A very bad role, if one believes the 3rd report of Independent High Authority for Audio-Visual Communication (Haica) on the political pluralism, which points the partiality of the audio-visual coverage of the presidential campaigns. Furthermore, the press took a dangerous turn when being engulfed in shifting sands of propaganda and voluntary complicity. But these repetitions seem to worry neither the politicians, nor the journalists.

Tunisia Caucus Co-Chair Calls Despot Moderate and Wise

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.

Panique, manipulation et valse médiatique

Le mardi 1er novembre 2005 à 23h 26, Decepticus poste sur le forum de Nawaat la transcription de la séquence du journal télévisé consacrée à la grève de la faim. Dans sa minutie, Décepticus poste la source de cette transcription : http://www.infotunisie.com/2005/11/011105-4.html Le lendemain, mercredi 2 novembre 2005, l’intégralité des propos du présent […].