Taoufik Ben Brik

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Prison term completed, Tunisian still behind bars

January 20, 2010 3:21 PM ET

New York, January 20, 2010—An appeals court in the city of Nabeul refused today to release Tunisian Zuhair Makhlouf despite his completion of a three-month prison term imposed in October. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the court’s decision and...

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Exiled Tunisian editor receives death threats

January 6, 2010 4:42 PM ET

New York, January 6, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is greatly concerned by repeated death threats made against a critical Tunisian journalist living in France....

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Tunisian authorities mistreating imprisoned journalist

December 11, 2009 4:16 PM ET

New York, December 11, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about the health and detention conditions of Tunisian journalist Taoufik Ben Brik and the flagrant and recurrent violations of his right to see his wife and lawyers....

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Tunisia jails two critical journalists and harasses others

December 1, 2009 5:33 PM ET

New York, December 1, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the rising imprisonment of critical journalists in Tunisia. Harassment has been escalating since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali threatened to prosecute anyone who casts doubt on his reelection for...

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In Tunisia, government harassment of journalists on the rise

November 4, 2009 2:57 PM ET

New York, November 4, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists is outraged that Tunisian police stripped and mistreated journalist Taoufik ben Brik, a well-known contributor to French newspapers and one of the top critics of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali,...

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As Tunisian elections near, attacks on press mount

October 22, 2009 5:08 PM ET

New York, October 22, 2009—Tunisian authorities must halt harassment of independent journalists, release a journalist jailed for taking photographs, and allow a prominent French reporter to enter the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ has documented...

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Tunisia Report: The Smiling Oppressor

September 23, 2008 8:23 PM ET

Tunisia wants you to believe it is a progressive nation that protects human rights. It is, in fact, a police state that aggressively silences anyone who challenges President Ben Ali....

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In Tunisia, police arrest TV journalist

February 8, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, February 8, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is troubled by the overnight arrest of an opposition television station director by Tunisian police in the capital Tunis. Tahar Ben Hassine, director of Italy-based satellite channel Al-Hiwar Tunisi, was detained...

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Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks

April 28, 2005 4:17 PM ET

Independent Tunisian Journalists Still Face Harsh Attacks By Joel Campagna Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper, London...

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