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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

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

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

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

Internet Censorship Weekly Recap

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Posted in Human Rights

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

Internet Censorship Complicates Problems in Tunisia

Source: The Collegian Online – By Kyle Miller A single flame can ignite revolution. In the case of Tunisia, it happened when a desperate man chose to set himself on fire. In December, Mohamed Bouazizi set himself aflame to protest

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Posted in Human Rights

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address 2011

President Barack Obama throws caution to the wind and delivers an over-whelming State of the Union Address tonight. Many of the initiatives proposed by Obama may be hard to get done, but the leaders of both Houses of Congress have

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Posted in Human Rights

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