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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: 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 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

EFF Supports Tunisian Internet Agency in Protecting Free Expression Online

Written by Jillian York For years, Tunisians suffered in relative media silence as the Ben Ali regime curtailed digital rights, blocking websites and surveilling citizens. Then, thanks to the hard work of Tunisian free expression advocates who for many years

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Posted in Human Rights

Tunisia: Internet Censorship Makes a Comeback

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