Lotfi Hidouri

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Tunisia blocks journalists from press conferences

March 25, 2010 5:57 PM ET

New York, March 25, 2010—Tunisian authorities banned journalists from attending two press conferences for the launch of local and international human rights reports this week, and is stepping up harassment of journalists overall, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Tunisian airport officials confiscate CPJ publications

March 5, 2010 3:01 PM ET

On Saturday, Tunis airport customs officials confiscated two copies of CPJ’s annual report, Attacks on the Press, as well as five copies of the Arabic-language translation of the Middle East and North Africa section of the book from Tunisian rights lawyer Mohamed Abbou and...

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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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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

October 14, 2009 12:07 AM ET

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem                ...

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Tunisia's Radio Kalima shuttered; staffers harassed

February 12, 2009 5:26 PM ET

Ever since Radio Kalima staffers launched their new station on January 26, Tunisian plainclothes police have done everything they can to suppress the newly launched satellite radio station: besieging the offices for several days, threatening a managing editor with a...

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Radio station under siege

January 28, 2009 4:57 PM ET

New York, January 28, 2009--Plainclothes police surrounded the offices of a newly launched satellite radio station and detained one of its journalists on Tuesday, according to local journalists. Police continued their siege of the station today....

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In Tunisia, security agents intimidate reporters

December 31, 2008 2:34 PM ET

New York, December 31, 2008--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the intimidation of Tunisian journalists who tried to cover efforts Tuesday by the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) to demonstrate against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Two journalists were assaulted and...

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Independent news site destroyed

October 14, 2008 10:30 PM ET

New York, October 14, 2008--Kalima, an independent Tunisian online news site, was hacked into and shut down on October 8, according to the Web site's staff....

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Tunisia

February 5, 2008 10:21 AM ET

TUNISIA In a July 25 speech marking the 50th anniversary of the Tunisian Republic, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali proclaimed that his government had “enriched the information and communication landscape and offered opportunity for the expression of different...

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