Crackdown on journalists
Press freedom index Middle East-North Africa most dangerous for journalists, says RSF’s 2021 press freedom index

Press freedoms in almost 75% of the 180 countries evaluated in the index have significantly declined. This has been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak which many countries have used as justification for exercising more control over the news media

TAP CEO resigns Tunisia Tunisian state news agency’s new CEO resigns after journalists protest

Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime

Tunisia journalists attacked Protesting journalists at Tunisian state news agency face police violence

The journalists’ union, in coordination with labor unions, has called for a general strike on April 22 to protest what they claim is a politically motivated appointment to the post of the Chief Executive Officer of the state news agency, TAP

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