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Tunisia sacks Said, director of public television, Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – TUNIS, July 29 – Tunisian President Kais Saied, also the head of the executive branch, has been sacked since Sunday, after a 30-day freeze of parliament and Prime Minister Hicham El Meshichi, director of national public television, Mohamed Lassaad Dahesh, sacked him to replace him. A reporter who previously held this temporary position, Awatef Dali. This came in a statement by the presidency after a human rights activist and a representative of the Syndicate of Journalists were prevented from reaching the radio station, where they were invited by the broadcaster.

Amira Mohamed, vice-president of the Tunisian Journalists Syndicate, said that a security officer prevented her from entering the “Al-Watania” channel, and was waiting for the administration’s permission to allow her to enter. And human rights activist Basem Al-Tarifi added, “The director of Al-Watania told me that he had received instructions from a military officer not to allow guests to enter the TV headquarters.” But the Ministries of Defense and the Presidency of the Republic denied giving such instructions.

But a few hours later, the director of national television, Muhammad al-Assad Dahesh, was fired, accused of trying to create problems by limiting access to the television venue to two guests. (handle).

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