On September 23, journalist Mohamed Yassine Jelassi, a member of Nawaat’s team, was elected president of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) for a three-year term. The association’s new executive committee is composed of nine members, including three women. With remarkable youth participation and a decent amount of female participation, the new committee reflects changes that have marked the sector within a tumultuous socio-political backdrop.
“The answer is Tunisia.” That’s what Egyptians say when they talk about a solution to their political crisis and their hopes for democracy at home. It is not only about the possibility of exporting the so-called Tunisian political exception to the Arab region. It also expresses a desire to tap into the dynamism of the professional syndicates, trade unions, and civil society organizations that make up the political landscape in Tunisia and have come to exercise the power of oversight and consultation with the authorities. The National Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (Syndicat National des Journalistes Tunisiens, or SNJT) is one of these professional syndicates with growing weight and influence.
Researcher at Harvard University and third in the order of succession to the Moroccan throne, Hicham Alaoui was expelled from Tunisia on 8 September 2017, few hours after landing in Tunis. The Boston resident, nicknamed the « red prince », was to speak in an academic symposium on Sunday organized by Stanford University. In spite of our numerous requests, Tunisian authorities have refused to reveal the motives behind their decision. Moulay Hicham, who is known for his critical views on authoritarianism in the Arab world and Morocco in particular, responded to Nawaat’s questions. Interview.
By Khalid Ibrahim, Co-Director, Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of […]
PRESS RELEASE 2 July 2013 The trials this week of four Tunisians in different court cases for expressing opinions critical […]
25 April 2012 Over two years after the Revolution for Freedom and Dignity had broken the shackles that fettered freedom […]
Outdated press and penal codes continue threatening artists, bloggers, whistleblowers, critics and media figures, while the judicial system suffers from a restrictive and repressive legislation and has yet to be reformed. So, how long is this trend expected to have an impact on Tunisia’s Freedom of expression?
June 29 th 2012, Nawaat had an open discussion with a youth delegation of Turkey’s AK PARTY (the Justice and Development Party), which has been ruling in Turkey since 2002.The attendees represented journalists from Tunisia live and Nawaat.