Already entering the political arena, Nabil Karoui announced his decision to join the 2019 presidential race. The announcement was hinted since the Independent High Authority for Audio-visual Communication (HAICA) seized the channel’s equipment and materials in its headquarters in Rades. Accusing the channel of not settling its legal status and broadcasting without a licence.
Nabil Karoui, born August 1, 1963, in Bizerte, is a Tunisian businessman. He is the head of the group Karoui & Karoui World and owner of Nessma TV.