Tunis/Tunisia — The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (French; SNJT) urged Wednesday journalists and national organisations as well as champions of freedom of press and expression to attend a protest rally on Thursday outside TAP premises.
The move follows Tuesday's police raid on the agency's headquarters and assault on journalists to impose the installation of Kamel Ben Younes - a first in the sector's history.
TAP staff decided to go on strike on April 22 to denounce the Prime Ministry's persistence in appointing Kamel Ben Younes at the helm of the institution.
The decision to nominate Ben Younes was published in the Official Journal of the Tunisian Republic on April 6. TAP staff started then an open sit-in.