Still grounds for concern

The democratic transition is still underway in Tunisia and the country has not yet reached full press freedom. In 2017, Tunisian civil society organizations and international NGOs expressed concern about the foot-dragging and shortcomings in drafting new legislation for the media. Journalists continue to be harassed and occasionally arrested. The correspondents of some international media outlets were briefly arrested during a wave of street protests at the end of 2017.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



97 in 2017

Global score


32.22 in 2017

  • 0
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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