Tunisia/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation  

5.3.7 Mass media

Two new decrees for the media and press in 2011 were issued and in discussion at NCA:  

  • Decree number 2011-115 of 2nd November 2011 on the freedom of the press, printing and publishing (still not activated and is a cause of tensions between journalists and the Government)
  • Decree number 2011-116 of 2nd November 2011 on the freedom of audiovisual communication and the creation of an independent supreme body for audiovisual communication.

Decree 2013-5406 of 6th November 2013 on the creation of the Technical agency for Communications and fixing its administrative and financial organization and modalities of management.

Chapter published: 05-05-2015