first_img to go further News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Follow the news on Tunisia April 23, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French Prime Minister urged to discuss harassment of independent media during Tunis visit December 26, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has written to French Prime Minister François Fillon about the inability of the independent news media to operate freely in Tunisia because they are constantly hounded by the authorities. Fillon begins a two-day official visit to Tunis today.“Police harassment designed to muzzle criticism of the government is standard practice,” Reporters Without Borders said in its letter. “Intimidation and other repressive practices against journalists, and those who defend them, are increasing in the run-up to next October’s elections.”Reporters Without Borders hopes that Fillon will raise this situation with the Tunisian authorities and request an end to the police harassment. The press freedom organisation has given him a copy of its recent report “Tunisia, the courage to inform the public.” It was issued after a fact-finding visit to Tunisia last October during which the organisation met independent journalists. Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”center_img Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out more Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more News Newslast_img read more