Tunisia: Haica Proposes Creating Communication Cell Between Media Structures

Tunis/Tunisia — A coordination meeting bringing together members of the board of the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA) and representatives of the sector's professional structures, namely the National Union of Tunisian Journalists SNJT and the Media Union of the Tunisian General Labour union (UGTT) was held on Monday at HAICA premises.

The meeting tackled the situation in the media sector following the exceptional measures announced on July 25, said a statement by the HAICA.

Emphasis was placed on the need to create a communication cell between professional structures representing the media sector and the Presidency of the Republic, pending the appointment of a Prime Minister.

Participants in the meeting urged appointing a provisional CEO to run the National Radio, stressing the need to fill the vacancy in this position and that of the CEO of Tunisian Television, with the assent of HAICA, as soon as a PM is appointed.

They also highlighted the need to activate the decision to attach the Zitouna Radio to the public sector.

The meeting stressed the imperative to respect the independence of the media sector and to guarantee the protection of journalists and freedom of expression.

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