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Tunisia - State media independence threatened by non-transparent appointments

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the lack of provision for consultation before public broadcasting bosses are appointed and dismissed in Tunisia, where the dismissal of state-owned Watanya 1 TV director-general Sadok Bouabène and the appointment of nine state radio chiefs have just been announced. The appointment of Bouabène and other public radio station directors without prior consultation on 9 January already prompted an outcry. The heads of all the public radio stations were (...)

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