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23 Nov 2020 | 04:11 PM UTC

Tunisia: Journalists to hold nationwide protests November 26

Journalists to hold nationwide protests on November 26; further protests likely

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Event

Journalists will reportedly hold nationwide protests on Thursday, November 26, for a 'day of anger' to demand the government implement a joint framework agreement on journalists' rights. The majority of the protests, which are being organized by the SNJT union, will begin at 11:00 (local time). In Tunis, protesters will gather at Government Square and then hold an additional rally after at the SNJT headquarters; the timings are yet to be announced. Reports state that the journalists will also hold a nationwide strike on December 10. 

Further protests cannot be ruled out over the near term. A heightened security presence and associated disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protests.

Advice

Those in Tunisia governorate are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate travel disruption in the case of future demonstrations, and avoid any associated political gatherings.

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