Saturday, April 17, 2021
The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development on April 17, 2021, condemned the storming by security forces of the headquarters of the official “Tunis Afrique Presse ” Press Agency, and their assault on its employees, to appoint the Muslim Brotherhood member “Kamal Ben Younis” as director-general of the agency by force after journalists refused to appoint a member of the “Ennahda movement” in this position. The attack is a dangerous precedent in the history of the media sector in Tunisia.
The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development expresses its deep concern about the political situation in Tunisia and the serious violations against the state institutions and media, saying that what is happening is “an expected result of the process of hegemony that the Brotherhood has been able to do in Tunisia and the Alliance expresses its full support for calls against the appointment of journalist Kamal Ben Younis of the Ennahda Movement of the Muslim Brotherhood as the director of the Tunis Afrique Presse Press Agency.”
The Egyptian Alliance for Human Rights and Development confirms its refusal to “adapt the official media by the Brotherhood government”, calling on Tunisian Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi to “immediately retract this appointment and keep the media away from party conflicts,” and considered that the current Brotherhood government and its political party are in a “state of incapacity and bankruptcy that led them to seek control of the media.”