TunisiaJuly 2012 | Risk Summary
Kamel Labidi, head of Tunisia's National Authority for the Reform of Information and Communication, the commission set up to reform Tunisia's media, submitted his resignation on July 4, complaining of too much government censorship. According to Labidi, the new democratically elected government had suspended heads of state-owned stations and TV channels, and failed to take any strong measures to improve freedom of press and enforce new media laws. While the government has taken relatively liberal positions compared with some of its regional counterparts, the country still lacks a solid legal framework for the protection of the freedom of expression.
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