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sami ben gharbia

My personal blog is at [fikra] فكرة (which means idea in Arabic). I'm the co-founder of nawaat, a Tunisian collective blog about news and politics, Cybversion a collective blog of documenting censorship in Tunisia and babtounes, a wordpress twitter client monitoring live tweets about Tunisia.

I'm was formerly Global Voices Advocacy Director.

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Latest posts by sami ben gharbia

Introducing Threatened Voices

Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that...

Moroccan Blogger acquitted by appeals court

Moroccan Blogger Mohammed Erraji has been acquitted by appeals court and is now free.

Tunisia's ban on Facebook lifted

The ban on the popular social networking website Facebook has been lifted in Tunisia since yesterday 3 September 2008 after a massive protest by Tunisian Netizens. Tens of Facebook groups...

Silencing online speech in Tunisia

Blocking web 2.0 websites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook) and barring access to local outspoken websites and blogs is the most obvious way of cracking down of the online free speech in...

Turkey: Dailymotion blocked

Access to the french video-sharing website Dailymotion.com has been blocked in Turkey since August 2nd 2008. According to Erkan Saka, an Istanbul-based blogger, “the decision to ban the site came...

Egypt: Blogger Kareem El Beheiry released

Egyptian blogger Kareem El Beheiry has been released yesterday from prison. Kareem was arrested by Egyptian police in connection with the April 6th strike in support of the textile workers...

Egypt: leading opposition website blocked

According to the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, the website of the leading Egyptian Movement for Change – Kefaya, has been blocked in Egypt since May 4 by the...

Syria Blocks the Arabic Wikipedia

According to anasonline blog, access to Wikipedia Arabic, the Arabic language version of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is now blocked by all ISPs in Syria.

Egypt: Facebooking the Struggle

After little less than a month following the April 6 strike, during which a number of prominent Egyptian bloggers and internet activists were arrested, preparations for the next round of...

Saudi Arabia: Blogger Fouad Alfarhan Released

Prominent Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was freed today. He is back home in Jeddah after 137 days in custody.

Egyptian activists released

Two Egyptian activists, Esraa Abdel Fattah Ahmed, who launched the “6 April” Facebook group and blogger Mohamed Sharkawy, have been released. Both Esraa and Sharkawy were arrested on 5 April...

Indonesia Lifts Ban on YouTube

Indonesia has lifted the ban on Youtube.com. Internet service providers “would only block access to pages carrying the film by Geert Wilders” The vice chairman of the Indonesian Internet Providers...

Free Speech Roundup: Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen

The Indonesian government has ordered the country’s internet service providers to block YouTube over “Fitna” the movie. In Saudi Arabia, the blog of the detained Saudi blogger Fouad Alfarhan was...

Saudi Arabia: Fouad al-Farhan's blog and Freefouad blocked

The blog of the detained Saudi blogger Fouad al-Farhan has been blocked today in Saudi Arabia, along with Freefouad blog.

Indonesia threatens to block YouTube over “Fitna” the movie

Indonesia is threatening to block Youtube unless the video-sharing web site removes the 15 minutes anti-Muslim film “Fitna” made by the Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the leader of the anti-immigration...

Slide blocked in Turkey

A Turkish court banned access to Slide, the maker of social networking widgets, for “harboring pictures and articles that are considered to be insulting to Ataturk”.

Yemen blocks Maktoob blogging platform

Maktoobblog.com, one of the most popular Arab blogging platform, has been recently blocked in Yemen cutting off Yemeni Internet users from the more than 46960 blogs the service hosts. According...

Tunisia: relentless campaign against imprisoned blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdhir

In the last few weeks, Slim Boukhdhir, the 39-year old imprisoned blogger and journalist, is reported to have been subjected to an unusual level of harassment by prison authorities where...

Guide: Bloguer pour une cause !

Global Voices Advocacy is pleased to announce the translation into French of its second guide "Blog for a Cause!", thanks to Claire Ulrich from Global Voices en Français. Blog for...

Morocco: Fouad Mourtada free

Fouad Mourtada, the 26-year old IT engineer who has been arrested on February 5th, 2008 and sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of $1350 for creating a...

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I'm the co-founder of several Tunisian online projects:


Nawaat (The Core)

Ben Ali Yezzi Fock
Ben Ali Yezzi Fock !

Tunisian Prison Map
Tunisian Prison Map


Cybversion


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