CPJ to release report on press freedom in Tunisia

New York, October 20, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists will release a special report, “In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears,” on October 27, 2015, at a press conference in Tunis.

The report examines how press freedom advances made since the 2011 Arab uprisings that began in Tunisia have eroded as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and sensitive security forces, particularly in the wake of two major terrorist attacks this year. The report includes CPJ’s recommendations to the Tunisian government.

WHAT: Release of “In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears”

WHEN: October 27, 2015, 12:01 P.M. CET / 7:01 A.M. EST


Launch event: El Mouradi Africa Hotel

50 Avenue Habib Bourguiba

Tunis 1001

Online launch: www.cpj.org.


CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to safeguard press freedom worldwide

Note to Editors:

The report will be available in Arabic, English, and French. Advance copies are available upon request.

CPJ suggests using the hashtag #Tunisia.

Media Contacts:

Samantha Libby

Advocacy Officer


[email protected]

Ashley Parent

Communications Associate


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