Tunisian police on Monday closed the workplace of Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera tv within the capital Tunis, its bureau chief stated, amid political turmoil within the North African nation.
“Round 15 policemen, some in uniform others in civilian garments, entered our workplaces and requested us to depart,” Al Jazeera director in Tunis Lotfi Hajji informed AFP.
He stated the regulation enforcement officers gave no cause for the actions, however confiscated the keys to the premises and compelled all workers to depart.
The transfer got here a day after President Kais Saied ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament, following a day of road protests towards the federal government’s dealing with of the Covid pandemic.
Hajji stated the police informed Al Jazeera workers “we’re following orders”.
“What is occurring may be very harmful, it’s proof that freedom of the press is threatened. Immediately it’s Al Jazeera, one other day one other media,” Hajji stated.
AFP contacted the inside minister for additional particulars however no quick explanations got for the closure of the outlet’s workplace.