Tunisia: Journalists protest growing repression

Source: The New Arab [UK]

“Tunisian journalists protested on Thursday against what they say is growing repression and intimidation against the press since President Kais Saied’s power grab last year, which some critics have called a ‘coup.’ The demonstration was organised by the national journalists’ union, the SNJT, which has condemned authorities’ attempts to ‘tame’ media outlets and turn them into propaganda channels. … Saied last July sacked the government and suspended parliament, and has since dissolved the assembly, ruled by decree and seized control of key state institutions including the judiciary and the electoral authority.” (05/05/22)