The Representational Dimension of the Public Sphere
Freedom of the press and freedom of expression, anchored in new press codes and legislations, have been regarded as one of the major outcomes of the revolutionary process in Tunisia so far (Zayani, 2015, p. 195) and are furthermore manifested in a multitude of local media outlets. These created local spaces of debate and the institutionalization of various civil society organizations and parties have led to a vibrant and more fragmented societal landscape. However, new democratic institutions were elaborated to regulate the media sector and ban hate speech and propaganda from the public sphere.
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