Haythem El Mekki, a famous Tunisian journalist and active blogger, is likely to be officially suspended from the 1st Tunisian National channel, El Watanya I.
El Mekki runs a TV show that features humorous commentary on current political highlights. According to Business News, Sadok Bouabène, the director of the National Channel, said "It was a personal decision I made in regard to El Mekki. He [El Mekki] had promised the former director that he would abide by the rules of neutrality, but he did not stop making explicit allusions to his political ideologies."
El Mekki has been accused of a lack of "journalistic neutrality" and making explicit allusions to his political inclinations. "I am still waiting for their final decision to be announced today," El Mekki told TunisiaLive. "If I get fired," he continued, "It will certainly reveal the real reasons behind my exclusion - I would not keep silent."