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Security Fears Lead to Press Freedom Decline in Tunisia


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Security Fears Lead to Press Freedom Decline in Tunisia

NEW YORK - Tunisian press freedom is under threat as journalists are squeezed between violent extremists and security services sensitive to criticism, CPJ finds in a report released today, "In Tunisia, press freedom erodes amid security fears." The report finds that while Islamic militants threaten journalists, the government introduces restrictive legislation and security forces legally harass and even assault members of the press.

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