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
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
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
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.
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
Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters
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
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
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
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
They also demanded that public sector jobs should be made available for the unemployed.
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