Tunisia’s journalists’ union said that state television had barred all political parties from entering its buildings or taking part in talk shows since President Kais Saied seized most powers in July. The Union says the restrictions were the first since the 2011 revolution that ended the autocratic rule of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and introduced democracy. Rights groups have since reported a crackdown including the detention of lawmakers. President Saied criticized Tunisia’s local media, saying they “lie, lie like news bulletins”.