Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia is committed to enshrining and promoting freedom of expression and opinion, in compliance with the articles of the constitution and the country's international commitments.
Tunisia reaffirms that freedom of expression and access to information are the backbone of the human rights and freedoms system and one of the key foundations of democracy and rule of law, according to a Foreign Ministry press release issued Sunday on the occasion of the observance of the World Press Freedom Day (May 3).
In this regard, Tunisia insists on the importance of preserving the physical integrity, safety and protection of journalists against all forms of threat and pressure, recalling that there can be no without free press.
The World Press Freedom Day, observed this year under the theme of "Information as a Public Good," is an important event to assess the achievements and identify the challenges facing the sector, notably in the wake of the exceptional measures imposed by the COVID-19 health crisis, the press release reads.
Tunisia reiterates in this regard, willingness to join all international and regional efforts to boost the freedom of press and develop free and responsible media.