Tunisia sees a return of ‘self-censorship’ as fear of denunciation mounts amid arrests

The recent arrests of two lawyers and two journalists in Tunisia for criticising the situation in the country come amid enduring concerns for the state of political and individual freedoms since President Kais Saied seized more powers in 2021 and later signed a decree that outlaws “spreading false news”, which journalists and opposition figures say is used to stifle dissent.

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