Authors: Ferjani, Riadh
Title: All the sides of censorship
Other Titles: Online media accountability practices in pre-revolutionary Tunisia
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: The historical formation of the national media field in Tunisia shows that media accountability issues are mainly shaped by the autonomization and professionalization of journalists vs. state control and censorship. Scrutiny of the transformation with the national media field since the end of the 1990s reveals the emergence of several mechanisms and new spheres of debates, which are contributing to shape a nascent movement of reflexivity and criticism on news making practices and representations of society. Online journalism and others initiatives are evolving between continuities and ruptures with the traditional media. The continuities are related to the different positioning of the profession vis-à-vis state control. When the ruptures occurred the Internet offered possibilities to widen editorial freedom, to enhance independence from advertisers and to diversify public expression of opinions. This report explains the developments in media accountability online just before the revolution at the end of 2010. Interviewees were granted anonymity considering the political situation at that time.
Subject Headings: Accountability
Social Media
Subject Headings (RSWK): Glaubwürdigkeit
Soziale Software
Issue Date: 2011-06-01
Rights: This study is part of a collection of country reports on media accountability practices on the Internet. You can find more reports and a general introduction to the methodology and concepts of the reports at: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 244147. The information in this document is the outcome of the EU project Media Accountability and Transparency in Europe (MediaAcT). The research reflects only the authors’ views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The user thereof uses the information at their sole risk and liability.
Publisher: MediaAcT/Erich Brost Institute
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