Tunisian news daily briefing

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– Tunisia: Qais Said dismisses the governor of Jendouba (AA)

Tunisian President Kais Said on Thursday decided to terminate the powers of Ali Marmouri as governor of Jendouba (North West).

The President of the Republic indicated in a brief statement seen by an Anadolu correspondent that “The President of the Republic, Qais Said, issued a presidential decree this Thursday terminating Ali Marmouri’s office as governor of Jendouba. “.

The Carthaginian Palace (the residence of the President of Tunisia) did not specify the reasons for the dismissal of Marmouri, nor did it indicate whether a successor had been appointed to this post.

This decision is a continuation of a series of dismissals carried out by Said since July 25, which affected a number of governors of the country, including the governors of Monastir (east), Akrem Sebri, Medenin (southeast), Habib Shawat, from Zaguan (north), Salah Mtirawi, from Gabes (southeast), Mongi Tamer and from Bizerte (north), Mohamed Guider.

– Tunisia: Ennahdha will take part in a demonstration on March 20 against “violation of freedoms” (AA)

The Tunisian Ennahdha Movement announced on Thursday that it would take part in a popular demonstration on Sunday, March 20, against “serious attacks on freedoms and democracy” in the country.

The Hirak Action “Citizens Against the Coup” is a rally of militants, activists and citizens who reject the exceptional measures of the head of state, Qais Said, and have already organized several demonstrations in Tunisia.​

This popular initiative proposed organizing early parliamentary and presidential elections in the second half of 2022 as part of its roadmap to end the political crisis in Tunisia.

“The demonstration is taking place on the occasion of the celebration of the 66th anniversary of Tunisia’s independence from the French colonial yoke (1881-1956) and against serious encroachments on freedoms and democracy in the country,” the statement said.

– Tunisia: Exceptional Measures of July 25 “spoiled” the agreement with the IMF (AA)

Abdessalem Abassi, an economist and former adviser to sacked Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, estimated on Wednesday that the July 25 emergency measures derailed an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The Mecici government was in talks with the International Monetary Fund, which expected to reach an agreement with the international financial institution in September 2021,” Abassi said.

And the Tunisian economist added that “the suspension of talks made it impossible for Tunisia to receive loans from the International Monetary Fund to finance the state budget for fiscal years 2021 and 2022, as well as donations from friend countries and donors supporting the transition to democracy. “.

“The lack of an agreement with the IMF also led to a downgrade of the sovereign rating of Tunisia, as well as four Tunisian banks,” Abassi said.

– Opening of the 2nd Tunis International Conference of Journalists (TAP)

The work of the 2nd International Conference on Journalism in Tunisia began on Thursday in the city of culture of Tunis and will last until March 19. It was attended by about 700 journalists from 30 Arab, European and African countries.

Opening the work, Francesco Acusa, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Tunisia, confirmed that the meeting in Tunisia is taking place in the context of a raging pandemic and a war between Ukraine and a raging Russia; two major events that complicate the deal and make the global landscape more complex than ever.

Faced with these daunting challenges, the European official adds, today’s societies are weary and hopeful to rise again thanks to a media landscape where freedom of expression and media independence are essential.

In this context, he emphasized the importance of providing citizens with reliable and reliable information, as this is one of the main pillars of a democratic system.

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