Khalifa Guesmi

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Tunisian authorities jail journalist Khalifa Guesmi over national security charge

New York, September 5, 2023—CPJ has called on Tunisian authorities to release journalist Khalifa Guesmi, who was taken into custody on Sunday to serve his five-year prison sentence on charges of disclosing national security information.  “The September 3 arrest of journalist Khalifa Guesmi is a clear attack on journalists and the freedom of the press…

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Tunisia Mission

Journalists tell CPJ how Tunisia’s tough new constitution curbs their access to information

When a CPJ researcher sat down with Lotfi Hajji, Tunisia bureau chief of Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera at a coffee shop in Tunis in July, we noticed that a man sitting directly behind us was recording our conversation on his phone. When we stood up to take a selfie with him in the background, the man…

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Tunisian authorities detain Mosaique FM correspondent Khalifa Guesmi over terrorism article

New York, March 21, 2022 – Tunisian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Khalifa Guesmi and stop intimidating journalists into revealing their sources, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On March 17, Guesmi, a correspondent at local independent radio station and news website Mosaique FM, published an article about the dismantling of a…

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