Afef is a Tunisian journalist and consultant focusing on free expression, internet freedom and privacy issues.
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26 January 2016
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
Five years later, Tunisians are back on the streets protesting for "jobs, freedom and dignity." Tunisian blogger Afef Abrougui tells us what happened.
17 August 2015
13 August 2015
28 June 2015
In the aftermath of a beach resort attack that left 39 people dead, Tunisians are criticizing their government's security failures.
26 June 2015
At least 28 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed when gunmen opened fire on a beach in the resort town Sousse, Tunisia. This is the second attack in four months.
27 March 2015
Tunisians are responding with mockery to media reports claiming that the Star Wars filming location in the south of the country has come under the siege of ISIS.
26 March 2015
22 March 2015
8 January 2015
Sentenced to death for his online writing, Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed is yet another victim of a repressive government using “apostasy” pretexts to crack down political speech.
21 December 2014
Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new president. Political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi, aged 88, faces outgoing interim president Moncef Marzouki.
26 October 2014
20 October 2014
Who would not laugh at "the miserables, a hope for generations" or at a party seeking to "circumcise the security and judicial institutions and the administration"?
13 October 2014
“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.
1 October 2014
One social media campaign has Muslims speaking out against ISIS under the hashtag #NotInMyName, while another, #MuslimApologies, parodies the expectation that Muslims should apologize for the actions of a few.
20 August 2014
The Egyptian Government Asks the U.S. to “Show Restraint in Ferguson” and Twitter Users Respond With This Brilliant Hashtag
Through the sarcastic hash tag #EgyPoliceTipsToUS, Twitter users are advising US police on how to respond to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.
28 July 2014
Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?