Journalists attacked and threatened in Tunisia

August 5, 2013

By Committee to Protect Journalists

Several Tunisian journalists reported being harassed, threatened, and attacked during the three-day protests following the July 25, 2013, assassination of opposition leader Mohamed al-Barahmi, according to local journalists and news reports.

On July 25, 2013, private satellite channel Tunisia News Network reported that its crew had been prevented from covering a protest outside the house of al-Barahmi. The channel broadcast a video showing some protesters saying the crew was not allowed to cover the protest because it was affiliated with Islamists.

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Tunisian minister ready to quit as union calls for dissolution of government

Jul 31, 2013

TUNIS // The Tunisian interior minister, Lotfi Ben Jeddou, said yesterday he was ready to resign, as the country’s largest labour union called for the dissolution of the Islamist-led government.