Supporters of Ennahdha, with Noureddine Bhiri, stage a protest in front of the justice ministry to denounce the arrest of one of its senior leaders [File: Hassene Dridi/AP Photo]

Radio and TV programmes in Tunisia have been banned from reporting on the cases of prominent opposition figures accused of conspiring against state security, further deepening Tunisia’s authoritarian shift under President Kais Saied.

A judge made the decision on Saturday, according to the official news agency TAP.

“The investigating judge of office 36 of the anti-terrorism branch issued a decision banning media coverage of the two cases of conspiring against state security,” court spokesperson Hanan el-Qadas told TAP.