Tunisian Protesters Say Media Bill Would Open Sector to Graft, Extremism


Journalists and activists protested on Tuesday outside Tunisia’s parliament against a proposed law to shake up the media sector by removing a requirement for television and radio stations to have official licences.

The bill’s supporters include the moderate Islamist Ennahda party and the media mogul Nabil Karoui, whose own unlicensed Nessma television station played a big role in his campaign for president last year.

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