Tunisian Media Aren’t Quite Free Yet

“It all seemed so promising.

Tunisia rid itself of the shackles that had choked it for 23 years under the oppressive rule of Zine El Abdine Ben Ali and the media started breathing easier when journalists, bloggers and activists of all stripes made up for lost time with a vengeance.

But since that unforgettable December 2010 when Mohammad Bouazizi set himself ablaze to protest being roughed up by a policewoman and died of his burns, it’s been a bumpy ride for Tunisian media and there was still no light at the end of the tunnel at press-time.”

The rest of this article by Magda Abu-Fadil is available in the scholarly journal Middle East Media Educator (MEME) edited by Dr. Alma Alma Kadragic, Director, New Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Alma Kadragic, MEME's editor

The journal “aims to bridge the gap between media educators and practitioners.”

MEME, which is eclectic in its editorial policy, is the first such journal in the Middle East, and strives to encourage dialogue between industry and academe in a region where informed analysis of the media is not widespread.

Downloadable PDFs of the journal are available on this Media Unlimited page.