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Tunisia: The referendum and the ramifications for the media | The Listening Post

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As Tunisia prepares to vote on a controversial new constitution, President Kais Saied’s continuing power grab risks reversing the country’s hard-won media freedoms.

Contributors:
Thameur Mekki – Editor-in-chief, Nawaat
Monia Ben Hamadi – Media consultant
Monica Marks – Professor of Middle East politics, NYU Abu Dhabi

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Ghana’s media cheers on proposed anti-LGBTQ+ laws, even while they threaten freedom of the press.

Contributors:
Sam Nartey George – Member of parliament
Ebenezer Peegah – Founder, Rightify Ghana
Kapya Kaoma – Anglican priest

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