Najla Ben Salah

Najla Ben Salah is a Tunisian journalist with Nawaat.org. She writes about social and human rights issues for local and foreign media.

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Decree-Law No. 54 in Tunisia: Freedom of the Press in Jeopardy!

On September 22, Tunisian reporter and journalist Adel Al Futaiti stood before the Deputy Public Prosecutor to testify in court after a municipal councilor filed a lawsuit against him.  Al Futaiti had been detained after publishing a video showing a local official taking garbage bins that belong to the municipality. The municipal official had also …

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Tunisia: Defamation as a Way of Discrediting Opponents

Pro-government pages on Facebook are systematically leading defamation campaigns against Tunisian judges, accusing members of the opposition of “ethical corruption.” In late 2021, Facebook pages published posts about the personal life of Tunisian judge Afif Jaidi, claiming to have detailed proof of “the judge’s homosexuality.”  But Jaidi is not the only victim of these unethical …

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Freedom of Speech Crisis in the Tunisian “Facebook Republic”

  Tunisian police summoned fashion designer Myriam Bribri on October 8 following her involvement in protests against poverty, inequality and police brutality. Since this was not the first time she has been targeted for her activism, Bribri was less than surprised. Yet, now she was being summoned in for posting a comment on a video …

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