Tunisian Presidency Sacks Head Of National TV Channel
Tunis, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jul, 2021 ) :The Tunisian presidency fired the head of the national television channel on Wednesday after two guests were briefly banned from entering its studios to take part in a programme.
The sacking of Wataniya's president Lassaad Dahech came hours after a journalism union representative and an activist were blocked from entering the channel's offices on Wednesday.
Amira Mohamed, vice president of the SNJT union, said she was stopped at the entrance by a security agent who was waiting for authorisation from the channel's management to allow her in.
Human rights activist Bassem Trifi, who was also stopped from entering, said he had been told it was not Wataniya's decision.
But the ministry of defence and the president's office said they had not given any such instructions.
Saied has said his suspension of parliament and subsequent actions are justified under the constitution, which allows the head of state to take unspecified exceptional measures in the event of an "imminent threat".
He has insisted he will protect civil liberties.