UNFT voices indignation at "campaign targeting journalists and media"
19/10/2019 18:00, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT) has expressed indignation at "a campaign targeting the media", warning against "attempts to subjugate and demonise journalists".

This was in reference to threats and physical and verbal violence levelled against journalists of private TV channel "Elhiwar Ettounsi” in the wake of the announcement of the October 13 presidential runoff results.

It said these practices could lead the country back into a pre-revolution atmosphere that also reigned in 2012 and 2013 and saw attempted "restrictions of freedoms", in reference to the sit-in observed outside the Tunisian Television and the attack that targeted the headquarters of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), reads a statement from the women’s organisation.

The UNFT expressed its "full commitment to the freedom of the press and the freedom of expression which are the main assets of the Revolution", saying the press sector must submit only to the law and the rules of ethics.

It also condemned the invective against the UGTT and its officials, saying it is likely to undermine all national organizations and in particular trade union action.

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