It seems that the Tunisian government is employing authoritarian tactics reminiscent of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime to suppress journalists and media personnel. Many of them are presently being prosecuted in Tunisian courts for their professional activities. Such actions represent a stark deviation from the ideals of liberty.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, investigative journalist Saleck Zeid was taken into custody by the Mauritanian police because of his Facebook posts about recent criminal activities in the country. He remains in detention at present.
Amid ongoing clashes between different armed forces, the Rapid Support Forces attacked Sudan's public television, resulting in the arrest of a journalist and disruption of the broadcast, according to reports on April 15, 2023.
The questioning of journalists by the Tunisian government before military courts persists, even though such cases should have been handled by the civil judiciary under decrees 115 and 116 that have regulated the media sector since 2011. This situation underscores Tunisia's shift towards a disturbing climate for journalism, which has been steadily worsening over the last four years.
WJWC condemns separatist transitional council militia for breaking into Yemeni Journalists Syndicate building in Aden
Yesterday morning, March 01, 2023, the Security Belt militia in the governorate of Aden stormed and seized the building of the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, terrorizing the administrative body and its staff, in a flagrant attack on trade union and civil work and a flagrant violation of trade union freedoms in Yemen.
Amid a nonstop crackdown on journalists and media professionals since last year, the Iranian authorities has recently arrested another female journalist called Malika Hashemi.
The Saudi specialized criminal court issued an 8-year prison sentence against Ziyad Al-Sufiani, an journalist and Wikipedia editor, on charges that violate his right to express opinion, according to Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC).
The Yemeni journalist Marwan al-Muraisi has been forcibly disappeared by the Saudi authorities so far.
The Algerian authorities' insistence on crackdown on media professionals across the country must stop, and journalists should be allowed to freely discuss the general situation, said the Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC).
On Thursday, December 15, the Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) called on the Tunisian authorities to stop its crackdown on foreign accredited journalists and correspondents.
Amid growing fears that new laws in Tunisia will be used to impose more restrictions on rights and freedoms across the country since President Kais Saied came to power in October 2019,
Women Journalists Without Chains demand the disclosure of the fate of the Saudi journalist Turki Al-Jasser.
Women Journalists Without Chains called on the Saudi authorities to reveal the fate of journalist Turki Al-Jasser, and to allow his family and lawyer immediate access to him.
Morocco: WJWC stands in solidarity with journalist Bakour and calls for dropping charges against her
The Moroccan authorities continue to use the judiciary to undermine the work of journalists in the country, said the Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC).