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Tunisia: Frontline Freespeech Workshop, 30 Sept

Tunisia: Frontline Freespeech Workshop, 30 Sept

Index on Censorship in association with Article 19, Tunisia, invite you to a workshop to launch Frontline Freespeech, a pilot project seeking to amplify the voice of individuals under pressure. This workshop will bring together grassroots activists alongside leading free expression campaigners to share their recent experiences of censorship, to

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Did culture and arts prepare Egypt for revolution?

Some believe the stage for Egypt's 2011 mass uprising was already being set years earlier -- with popular culture helping fuel the people’s anger and frustration. Shahira Amin reports

Undermining progress: Digital surveillance and the Tunisian constitution

Undermining progress: Digital surveillance and the Tunisian constitution

The recent creation of Tunisia's Technical Telecommunication Agency threatens to undermine progress the country has made -- all in the service of digital surveillance. Nicholas Williams writes

Tunisia: The long road to reform is far from over

Tunisia: The long road to reform is far from over

Tunisia made a major stride by adopting a new constitution. However, the long road to reform is far from over as the authorities should amend or abolish all repressive laws of the dictatorship era. Afef Abrougui reports

Tunisia: Will new constitution protect press freedom in practice?

Tunisia: Will new constitution protect press freedom in practice?

The ratification of Tunisia’s new constitution undoubtedly marks an important victory, but a recent attack on journalists has raised concerns. Mary Atkinson reports

Tunisia: Man jailed for Facebook post to be released

Tunisia: Man jailed for Facebook post to be released

Jabeur Mejri has been in prison for nearly two years for publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on Facebook

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

Three years after Arab Spring officials thwart digital dissent

The “social media revolutions” once had tyrants fearing their imminent demise. Now Twitter users from Marrakech to Manama know — call for political reforms, joke about a sensitive topic, or expose government abuse and you could end up in jail. Adrian Shahbaz reports

Tunisia’s draft constitution raises concerns about democratic transition

Tunisia’s draft constitution raises concerns about democratic transition

Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) is voting on a new constitution, following a political crisis which put on hold the country’s democratic transition after the assassination of opposition deputy last July, Afef Abrougui writes

Tunisians cast a wary eye on new crime agency

Tunisians cast a wary eye on new crime agency

Years of massive surveillance haunt Tunisians as they commemorate three years since the toppling of the police State of former dictator Zeine al Abidin Ben Ali. Afef Abrougi reports

Five activists punished by their governments for speaking out

Five activists punished by their governments for speaking out

Activists are continually harassed and punished for standing up and speaking out about social and political issues they feel are unjust in their country. Here are five activists whose government didn’t quite like what they had to say.   Raif Badawi- Saudi blogger punished after calling for ‘day of liberalism’

Five artists attacked for their work in 2013

Five artists attacked for their work in 2013

It is not uncommon across the world for performers to be attacked as a form of censorship, ultimately silencing what they are trying to say

Tunisian rappers convicted of “insulting public servants” after concert arrest

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