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Tunisia: Censorship and Freedom of Speech in the Year That Was

| Written by Afef Abrougui | Sourced from Global Voices (Creative Commons) | Former Tunisian President Zeine El Abidine Ben Ali was an enemy to freedom of speech. With its heavy tactics, his regime attempted to silence all dissidents. The

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Government Control

Tunisia Testing Newfound Freedom of Expression

By Lisa Bryant | Tunis Tunisia’s revolution has exploded longstanding curbs to free expression.  Media, civil society groups and political parties are flowering. Journalist and blogger Haythem el Mekki, 29, earns a living poking fun at politicians for Tunisia’s popular

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights

Tunisia: A Chance to Get Things Right?

Written by Rebecca MacKinnon This coming Sunday (October 23rd, 2011), Tunisia will hold elections for the constituent assembly that will be tasked with re-writing the country’s constitution. While this election is only the first step in a long and winding

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Tunisian PM Resigns; Police Break Up Demonstrations in Capital

Source: VOA   Tunisia‘s interim Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced his resignation, saying he hopes it will “help his successor work to solve the country’s problems.” The resignation was announced as police clashed with protesters, a day after three

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Posted in Human Rights

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