Pro-state media prostrate themselves
Tunisia: An embarrassing gesture of loyalty North Korean-style to leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali delivered to order by pro-state media workers in the run up to Sunday's election.
22 Oct 09

Following the leadership coup at the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) its new rulers have been falling over itself to out-do North Korea’s media in their dumb loyalty to Tunisian leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in the days running up to presidential elections on Sunday. The new board vows to redouble their efforts to deliver “free information,” but “loyal and faithful to the homeland”. And they “express adherence to the Head of State’s vanguard choices and their support to his pertinent guidelines”. There’s more for those with strong stomachs here.