A delegation of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) led by its president Neji Bghouri was received Wednesday by Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi.
The two parties agreed to find appropriate mechanisms to facilitate the work of journalists and photographers in the country’s delicate situation and give them unrestricted access to information in accordance with the laws in force.
Members of the delegation stressed the importance of enabling professionals to carry out their mission and report true and accurate information to citizens, by barring the road to spread of rumours, according to a statement issued by the SNJT.
They raised with the minister the difficulties journalists face in this context of general lockdown, which, they noted, prevent them from carrying out their mission under the best conditions.
The Minister of the Interior, for his part, highlighted the role of the media in disseminating accurate information on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and raising awareness among citizens on the importance of complying with the instructions of lockdown and quarantine.