La Presse de Tunisie
La Presse de Tunisie was founded in 1934 by Henri Smadja, a Jewish French doctor and lawyer, born in Tunisia, who went on to become the owner of the daily newspaper Combat. The paper, based in Tunis, was close to the Constitutional Democratic Rally. Its sister paper is Arabic newspaper Assahafah. Before the 2010-2011 Tunisian protests La Presse de Tunisie was published by a state-owned publishing company.
As a result of these protests, the newspaper transformed from being seen as propaganda for Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's government to having editorial independence from the government. However, the owner of the daily is the government of Tunisia. More specifically, the publisher is state-owned company SNIPE.
In addition, the president of the paper, Mohammad Nejib Ouerghi, worked for state-owned newspapers before the deportion of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
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- (French) La Presse de Tunisie