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Thousands march in Tunis for Palestine

Amid the escalation of violence against Palestinians in Gaza, Palestine solidarity groups and left parties in Tunisia have organized several mass mobilizations

Tunisia Cybercrime law Kais Saied Tunisian government announces more measures to restrict online content

The Tunisian president and several ministries announced plans to restrict social media and online content which is determined to be “harming the country’s interests”

Tunisia bakery union protest Tunisian authorities arrest bakers’ union chief as bread crisis continues

The arrest comes in the aftermath of the government revoking flour subsidy to 1,500 bakeries amid a severe bread shortage in the country, leading to protests and suspension of production

Migrant deaths Libya Tunisia At least 27 migrants expelled from Tunisia found dead in Libyan desert

Xenophobic violence against Sub-Saharan migrants in Tunisia has skyrocketed following the president’s comments that their presence is unwanted

On second anniversary of ‘Presidential coup,’ Tunisians resolve to continue resistance

President Kais Saied, despite enjoying absolute power for the last two years, has done little to improve the economic and social situation as the people struggle with high inflation, poverty, unemployment, and acute shortages of basic food items. Meanwhile, he has concentrated power and repressed opposition

Leftist parties condemn EU-Tunisia agreement to curb migration

The Workers’ Party of Tunisia and the Italian leftist party Potere al Popolo said that Tunisia’s deal with the EU on migration and an upcoming agreement with the IMF are a “perfect pact between liberalism, authoritarianism and xenophobia” 

Law on fake news Tunisia Decree on fake news used to silence political dissent in Tunisia, claims rights group

President Kais Saied’s government introduced Decree 54 last year, ostensibly to curb fake news. This was amid growing popular opposition to his political coup in July 2021 and the arbitrary adoption of a new constitution

Tunisia’s brutal treatment of refugees and the European agenda

Journalist Fadil Aliriza talks about the brutal treatment of refugees in Tunisia, the role of President Kais Saied’s policies, and the agenda of European leaders who seek to outsource the task of controlling migration

EU-Tunisia deal on migrants EU signs border control pact with Tunisia to stop migration

Tunisia will be the second country after Libya to play the role of border patrol to stop the inflow of migrants into European countries through the Mediterranean sea

Political crackdown Tunisia Tunisian court frees two opposition leaders detained during recent spate of arrests of dissidents

Among the around 20 opposition figures recently detained by the government of President Kais Saied, the court released only Chaima Issa and Lazhar Akremi

Sub-Saharan migrants Tunisia Tunisia deports hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants across the border to Libya

Human rights group have expressed concern over the migrants’ safety and health in the border areas where they face multiple risks including physical and sexual violence

Tunisia-EU migrant deal Is the EU bribing and blackmailing Tunisia to crack down on migrants?

The Workers’ Party of Tunisia and human rights groups have condemned an agreement between the government and European countries which seeks to end “irregular migration.” They say Tunisia will become a policeman for Europe and crack down on migrants