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Tunisian journalists denounce president’s law on prison terms for false information

Tunisian journalists denounce president’s law on prison terms for false information

TUNISIA'S president decreed a law imposing prison terms for spreading false information or rumours online, a move immediately denounced by the main journalists' union as an assault on freedom of speech. President Kais Saied had said he would uphold the rights and freedoms won by Tunisians in a 2011 revolution that brought democracy after his moves last summer to seize most powers and shut down the elected parliament. His new law on Friday, issued as a presidential decree, provided for prison terms of five years for spreading false news, false information or rumours with the aim of attacking others, harming…
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Tunisian journalists to go on strike April 2 over risk to press freedoms

Tunisian journalists to go on strike April 2 over risk to press freedoms

TAREK AMARA TUNISIAN journalists will go on strike on April 2 to protest at the president's "attempts to control public media", union officials said, amid fears for the right to free speech won in the 2011 revolution. The main journalists' union has criticised moves to bring state television under the direct control of President Kais Saied as well as the detention last week of a journalist for not revealing his sources in a story about Islamist militants. Saied has imposed one-man rule since suspending parliament and seizing most powers last summer in a move his foes have called a coup,…
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