The Tunisian presidency didn’t hold up for long. Weeks after publishing a report on the journalists who supported Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, the same presidency announced it will launch an investigation on how “The Black Book” was leaked to the press.
After officials marketed the book, which includes lists and details of people and institutions who worked and got paid to promote Ben Ali’s image, the presidency backed down and said it wants to hold those who leaked this information accountable.
“The Black Book” scandals went beyond Tunisia as media communities in Arab and Western countries got busy checking the names listed and how linked they were to Ben Ali’s regime and how much they got paid, especially since most of those whose names were published in the book currently work in the media industry.
“The Black Book” scandals went beyond Tunisia as media communities in Arab and Western countries got busy checking the names listedDiana Moukalled