Tunisia fines TV channel owner over controversial film

The owner of a Tunisian TV station is fined for showing a controversial and award-winning animated film, Persepolis.


The owner of a private Tunisian TV station has been fined for showing a controversial animated film.

The award-winning French-American film, Persepolis, has been denounced as blasphemous by radical Muslims.

The case of Nabib Karoui had been seen as an important test of free speech in Tunisia, where last year's popular uprising inspired the Arab Spring.

When the film was broadcast last October, Islamist militants attacked the offices of the TV station, Nessma.


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