Security Forces Interrogate News Website Cofounder

[CPJ] Officers from the Tunisian National Guard’s Central Investigation Brigade interrogated Sami Ben Gharbia, the cofounder of the independent news website Nawaat, for six hours on May 3, 2017, demanding that he reveal the sources of an April 24 artic…

[CPJ] Officers from the Tunisian National Guard's Central Investigation Brigade interrogated Sami Ben Gharbia, the cofounder of the independent news website Nawaat, for six hours on May 3, 2017, demanding that he reveal the sources of an April 24 article about a draft economic and financial reconciliation law, Ben Gharbia told the Committee to Protect Journalists. The officers also demanded that he supply the names, phone numbers, and national identification card numbers of all the journalists who worked on the

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Thousands Protest Against Corruption Amnesty Bill

[Al Jazeera] More than 2,000 Tunisians marched in the country’s capital protesting a proposed amnesty bill that would see businessmen accused of corruption under ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali walk free.

[Al Jazeera] More than 2,000 Tunisians marched in the country's capital protesting a proposed amnesty bill that would see businessmen accused of corruption under ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali walk free.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Army Deployed to Protect Oil and Gas Fields Against Protests

[Deutsche Welle] For the first time, troops in Tunisia are to be deployed to protect key industrial sites against protests, sit-ins and strikes. Poverty, unemployment and corruption are ongoing issues in the North African state.

[Deutsche Welle] For the first time, troops in Tunisia are to be deployed to protect key industrial sites against protests, sit-ins and strikes. Poverty, unemployment and corruption are ongoing issues in the North African state.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Transparency International Condemns Threats of Violence and Intimidation Against Its Tunisia Partner

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the threats made against its partner in Tunisia and calls on the authorities investigate the smear campaign against IWatch Tunisia.

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, condemns the threats made against its partner in Tunisia and calls on the authorities investigate the smear campaign against IWatch Tunisia.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Tunisia Embraces African Court

[Daily News] The Republic of Tunisia yesterday joined Tanzania and other states in the African continent to sign a declaration, enabling Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals to access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Af…

[Daily News] The Republic of Tunisia yesterday joined Tanzania and other states in the African continent to sign a declaration, enabling Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and individuals to access the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) directly.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to Visit Egypt, Tunisia

[Daily News] The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) is set to visit and conduct sensitisation seminars in the Arab Republic of Egypt as well as in the Republic of Tunisia late this week and next week respectively.

[Daily News] The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) is set to visit and conduct sensitisation seminars in the Arab Republic of Egypt as well as in the Republic of Tunisia late this week and next week respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia