Tunisian court sentences two prominent journalists to one year in prison

By Thomson Reuters May 22, 2024 | 2:22 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian court sentenced on Wednesday two prominent journalists, Borhan Bsaiss and Mourad Zghidi, to one year in prison‮ ‬on charges of publishing false news and publishing news intended to insult, a judicial official told Reuters.

Zghidi and Bsaiss, both journalists with IFM radio, were detained this month over political comments made on the radio.

(Reporting by Tunis newsroom; Editing by Leslie Adler)