SNJT calls Prime Ministry for cancellation of circular n4 (Report) | Tunisia News Gazette

SNJT calls Prime Ministry for cancellation of circular n4 (Report)

The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) called the Prime Ministry to honour its promise as regards the cancellation of circular No. 4 hindering access to information, drafting laws and regulations, and the amendment of decree no. 2014-4030 of October 3, 2014, approving the public officials’ code of conduct and ethics.

In its June 2017 report published on Monday, the SNJT called on the public prosecutor to bring to justice those responsible for acts of aggression against journalists whose files will soon be brought to justice. These files mainly regard physical assaults and death threats in a context marked by the increase of such acts against journalists.

The Union also called on the House of Peoples’ Representatives to set up the access to information authority, which, it said, has been delayed by 4 months.

According to the report, 24 attacks were recorded against 33 journalists and three media outlets, including 6 women journalists and 27 men working for 4 television stations, 10 radio stations, two newspapers, 4 electronic sites and two news agencies, compared to 17 assaults of 17 journalists and media outlets in May.

On the other hand, attacks by security forces against journalists recorded a significant decrease. Indeed, 9 cases of aggression were recorded in May last year against three cases in June, specifies the report.

Source: TAP News Agency

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