A Tunisian court threw out a case against the censorship facing Facebook, brought about by blogger and journalist Ziad El Heni against the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI).
Writing in Arabic, Journaliste Tunisien, who lodged the case, reports that:
الحكم الصادر في القضية عدد 68787 بتاريخ 25 نوفمبر 2008 الجاري، التي رفعتها ضدّ “عمّــار 404″ احتجاجا على عمليّات الحجب غير القانوني، لم يتضمّـن أيّ تعليل؟
The ruling in case number 68787 on November 25, 2008, which I lodged in protest against the illegal censorship, did not include any explanations.
This verdict was made after the trial was postponed three times. The plaintiff was also asked to pay all the costs the civil proceedings entailed.
Despite this setback, Tunisian Facebookers and bloggers won their union against censorship and their national day for the freedom of blogging.