Tunisia presidency exposes 'Ben Ali propaganda machine'

'The Ben Ali Regime's Propaganda Machine' provides documents from presidential archives, which, local media said, reveals the names of Tunisian media professionals implicated in Ben Ali-era "corruption."

Tunisia presidency exposes 'Ben Ali propaganda machine'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Tunisian presidency has issued a book that promises to reveal the names of the media professionals who had served the regime of autocratic president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali before the latter's 2011 ouster.

The 354-page book, entitled 'The Ben Ali Regime's Propaganda Machine,' provides documents from presidential archives, which, local media said, reveals the names of Tunisian media professionals implicated in Ben Ali-era "corruption."

The book, around 300 copies of which have so far been printed, will soon be released on the market, Anadolu Agency has learned.

The book names several Tunisian media institutions and journalists, whom, it alleges, had received bribes in return for providing the Ben Ali regime with reports on the activities of opposition politicians, unionists, activists and journalists.

The book is expected to spark controversy in the North African country, which is already in the throes of a crippling political crisis.

Ben Ali was removed from office following a 2011 uprising that served as the spark for subsequent "Arab Spring" revolutions in Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Syria.

 

Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 11:49
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