Much has been written about the media in Libya and Tunisia following the revolutions of 2011, most of it focused on the role of social media, mobile telephony and the internet, as well as on rapidly proliferating private media. There has been little research, however, that looks at the media through the eyes of those who consume it.
What do the people of Libya and Tunisia believe about their media after the Arab Spring? What opinions do audiences in the two countries share, what are the differences between them and what information sources do they trust? This report shares findings from our research on these questions, which was among the first conducted after the two countries’ 2011 elections.