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Tunisian Media Protest Pressure to Whitewash Police Actions

Friday, 02 February 2018 03:38 PM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Scores of journalists have held a sit-in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light.

Videos from around the North African country showed journalists joining Friday's day of action by sitting in front of local government offices.

The president of Tunisia's journalists' union, Neji Bghouri, said 40 threat cases were registered in January amid nationwide protests over price hikes. Photographers and videographers say equipment was confiscated when they filmed police brutality against protesters.

The protests came as Tunisia marked seven years since its autocratic leader was ousted, inspiring the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions.

Bghouri expressed concern that freedom of the press, "the principle gain of the revolution," is being threatened.

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