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Stories about Tunisia

30 March 2018

Tunisian MPs Propose Legislation Criminalising ‘Cyber Defamation’

Advox

"This bill is the result of a repressive mindset restrictive of freedoms, reflecting a nostalgia for the dictatorship era".

1 March 2018

Netizen Report: Tunisian Court Refuses to Ban Online LGBTQ Radio Shams Rad

Advox

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

21 February 2018

Tunisian Security Forces Target Journalists Covering Anti-Austerity Protests

Advox

The press in Tunisia is "too free," Tunisian president Essebsi said at a joint press conference with French president Macron on 31 January.

14 December 2017

Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa

"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man whose vision and politics are limited by his lack of awareness about the outside world."

18 May 2017

Netizen Report: Chelsea Manning and the Power of Transparency

Advox

This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.

8 May 2017

Tunisian Media Activist Interrogated Over Sources of Leaked Documents

Advox

Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.

20 March 2017

‘Those Who Tortured Him [Should] Tell Us the Truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From Dictatorship

Advox

The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating rights abuses committed during the dictatorship era, including internet freedom violations.

1 March 2017

Tunisian Government Pledges to Loosen Restriction on Civil Servants Speaking to Media

Advox

The government suspended guidelines that forbid civil servants from speaking to the press without permission from their superiors.

21 February 2017

Privacy Is Hard to Protect in Tunisia, Thanks to Politics

Advox

Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.

10 February 2017

Is Tunisia Rolling Back Freedom of Information?

Advox

In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.

12 December 2016

Military Trials of Journalists Cast Light on the Taboo of Criticizing the Army in Tunisia

Advox

Laws allowing military courts to handle cases involving citizens, including journalists and bloggers, continue to hold back Tunisia's democratic reforms.

30 November 2016

Experts Cast Doubt on Tunisia’s Biometric Identification Bill

Advox

Digital rights advocates and Tunisia's Data Protection Authority are voicing concern about the bill. At present, Tunisia does not require government authorities to obtain court approval before accessing citizen data.

4 November 2016

Demystifying Social Media Censorship — in Arabic, Spanish and English

Advox

Social media platforms have terms of use that restrict several types of content including nudity, hate speech, and violence. But these difficult-to-define rules are always subject to interpretation.

7 October 2016

Tunisian Teen Risks Suspension for Denouncing Poor School Conditions on Facebook

Advox

The school administration has accused Hamza Batti of engaging in a "smear campaign" against it.

19 August 2016

When Never Forgetting the Attacks on France, Try to Remember the Heroes, Too

Global Voices looks at several heroic stories during the latest mass attacks on French soil.

18 July 2016

‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.

9 April 2016

Meet Three Artists Painting the Streets of Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia

Artists Falko One, Wisetwo and Vajo are working to get Africa's graffiti community more visibility.

26 January 2016

Local Media Coverage of Tunisia's Job Protests Under Criticism

Despite the protesters distancing themselves from vandalism and looting, the media has been focusing on them alone, instead of providing enough coverage of the protesters' demands.

24 January 2016

What You Need to Know About the Recent Job Protests in Tunisia

Five years later, Tunisians are back on the streets protesting for "jobs, freedom and dignity." Tunisian blogger Afef Abrougui tells us what happened.

10 November 2015

Meet Three Activists From North Africa Taking on Climate Change

In between the rising sea and encroaching desertification, North Africa finds itself in a precarious situation. Here is how three young activists are taking on climate change.

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