Tunisia

Tunisian Journalists Strike Against Islamist-Led Government

Press freedoms just as under attack as before the first Arab Spring

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Tunisian journalists went on strike on Wednesday, after months of rising tensions with the Islamist-led government, which is accused of curbing press freedom and seeking to control public media groups.

The strike was widely observed at those press groups at the heart of the controversy that has gripped Tunisia since the summer, with staff accusing the ruling coalition of manipulating editorial content by appointing loyal directors.

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