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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

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #4 Global Food Crisis Expands

A new worldwide spike in agricultural commodity and food prices is generating both predictable and extraordinary fallouts.  The search for causes once again leads to a conjuncture of flawed policies in trade, environment, finance and agriculture that is likely to

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Tunisian Internet Agency Admits to Testing Western Companies’ Censorship Software

By: Qichen Zhang At the third annual Arab Bloggers Meeting this week, it was revealed that Tunisia has been secretly testing western companies’ censorship software. AB11’s website recently reported that software companies offered discounts to the Tunisian government in order

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperses Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah square, which is the epicenter of protests in the Tunisian

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Posted in Human Rights

Tunisian Press Fears Return to Censorship

A new report from international media watchdogs argues that for Tunisia’s democratic transition to succeed, the country needs a strong and independent press. The International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) urged the interim government to eliminate censorship,

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Posted in Censorship, Media 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

Tunisia Gets Rid of Censorship

Source: The Voice of Russia After decades of tight censorship of books, television, newspapers and the internet, Tunisian customs authorities will no longer demand censors’ clearance  to allow  the import of  print materials and films. The country’s new government has

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Tunisians Embrace Life Without Censorship

Source: NPR – By Eleanor Beardsley During Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year rule, the press in Tunisia was censored. That changed literally overnight last Friday when he and his wife fled the country, ending his dictatorship. A week ago,

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Posted in Human Rights

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