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TUNISIA - Monitoring of the written press and social media during electoral campaigns - an online workshop

13/11/2020

Tunis - The Venice Commission in collaboration with the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) organised on November 13, 2020 an online workshop on the role of the ISIE in monitoring the written press and social media during election campaigns.

This workshop made it possible to initiate a reflection on the experience of media monitoring (written press and social media) by the ISIE during the last electoral campaigns of 2019, with the positive aspects and the difficulties encountered. The modalities of strengthening transparency on social networks were also examined through the presentation of the comparative experiences of other countries.

Leading national and international experts in communication and election campaign monitoring contributed to this workshop. Recommendations aimed at the necessary finalisation or revision of the electoral legal framework were made, with a view to supporting the work of the ISIE and contributing to the consolidation of a democratic state respectful of human rights.

This workshop was funded by the Joint Project between the European Union and the Council of Europe to support independent bodies in Tunisia (PAII-T, 2019-2021), the main objective of which is to support the establishment bodies and provide them with support in the exercise of their statutory powers.
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