Tunisian journalists hold strike and demand greater freedom for the press

Tunisian journalists hold strike and demand greater freedom for the press
Tunisian journalists hold strike and demand greater freedom for the press

Tunisian journalists hold strike and demand greater freedom for the press

On Tuesday, journalists in Tunisia held a one day strike after journalist Zied El Heni was detained for questioning a case against a television cameraman. The National Union of Tunisian journalists, which organized the strike, has accused the government of trying to silence its critics. Cherif Mansour, the Middle East and North Africa program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, tells us whether journalists in Tunisia have achieved greater freedom of the press since the overthrow of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Journalists have been demanding greater press freedom for the past year, as demonstrated by this photo from February 27, 2012. (Photo: Flickr Magharebia)