SNJT firmly denounces Sunday’s attacks on journalists in Habib Bourguiba avenue

The National Union of Tunisian journalists (French: SNJT) strongly decried Sunday’s violent verbal attacks on journalists and reporters in Habib Bourguiba Avenue while on duty. The journalists were covering a demonstration staged by political parties and civil society to protest against the exceptional measures taken by the President of the Republic. Protesters targeted journalists and accused them of “working for […]

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Criminal violence accounts for 71% of cases in Tunisia

Criminal violence accounts for 71% of violence cases in Tunisia, followed by political violence (13%), violence in the public space (9.7%) and economic violence (3.2%), Coordinator of the Social Observatory of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (French: FTDES) Najla Arfa, said during a virtual press conference. Arfa said the spike in criminal violence is due to the […]

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Tunisia: Rights groups call on President Kais Saied to respect free expression and the press

Reforming the democratic process will be doomed to failure if Tunisians are muzzled and journalists are denied the right to ethically and professionally do their job, say Tunisian rights groups. The undersigned Tunisian human rights organizations express their deep concern about current restrictions on journalists in Tunisia, denying them the right to perform their professional duties, and threatening freedom of […]

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Tunisia: Human rights must be upheld following suspension of parliament

Tunisian President Kais Saied should publicly commit to respecting and protecting human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, after he suspended parliament and assumed some judicial powers, said Amnesty International. Concerns that human rights are at risk have heightened following an alarming raid by security forces on Al Jazeera’s office in Tunis today and […]

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OHCHR expressed deep concern over human rights violations in Tunisia

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Tunisia expressed deep concern over ongoing serious human rights violations committed by internal security forces in Tunisia. During the first half of 2021, The Office of OHCHR has received detailed information relating to several serious incidents involving security forces, reads a statement. For OHCHR, it is undeniable […]

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