Tunisia
Media bill protests Tunisia Tunisian journalists and activists protest proposed bill on media

The newly proposed bill intends to do away with the requirement of obtaining government licenses to open and operate television and radio channels in the country

Tunisian parliament votes to approve third government in less than a year

Hichem Mechichi’s government won the majority in the parliament although many members expressed reservations with it and voted for it only to avoid early elections

Tunisia new prime minister Hichem Hichem Mechichi designated as new Tunisian prime minister by president Saied 

The political situation in Tunisia was further complicated following last week’s resignation of Elyes Fakhfakh from the post of prime minister and a vote of no-confidence against the speaker of parliament

Tunisia’s prime minister, Elyes Fakhkah, resigns after allegations of financial wrongdoing

Ennahda, the largest party in the ruling coalition, had moved a motion of no confidence in Fakhfakh citing clash of interest due to allegations of the prime minister holding shares in companies getting government contracts worth USD 15 million.

Protests in southern Tunisia Protests against economic mismanagement engulf southern Tunisia

Protesters have demanded that the Tunisian president, Kais Saied, visit the southern region and address the hardships faced by the local population, as well as respond to the police killing of a youth in the town of Remada on July 7 

Unemployment protests in Tunisia continue for the third day

Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters

Tunisia Tataouine protests for jobs Protests in Tunisia to demand jobs and better economic opportunities

Local trade unions in the country’s southern province of Tataouine have called for a general strike on June 22, Monday, against state brutality and in support of their demands

Release George Abdallah protests in Tunisia Demonstrators in Tunisia demand freedom for George Abdallah and other revolutionaries in jail

Abdallah, a prominent Lebanese communist leader, has been languishing in a prison in France for the last 35 years. The demonstrations in Tunisian capital Tunis on Saturday were part of the International Week of Action between June 15-22

Tunisia Workers protest COVID Tunisian workers protest lack of government support COVID-19 shutdown

Workers demanded adequate support from the government and protection from the economic distress caused by the lockdown. The countrywide shutdown has left a large number of people in the country without work

A Tunisian Girl Tunisian blogger-activist who documented Ben Ali’s abuses and the 2011 revolution dies at 36

Lina Ben Mhenni started a blog called ‘A Tunisian Girl’ to report on the day-to-day events in Tunisia leading up to the 2011 Jasmine revolution and the ouster of Ben Ali

Tunisians protest against unemployment

They also demanded that public sector jobs should be made available for the unemployed.

Workers' Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections Workers’ Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections

The elections being held on October 13 will see a contest between Kais Saied, a 61-year-old-law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a 56-year-old media mogul and founder of the Nessma TV channel

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