No Arab ruler pays more lip service to democracy and press freedom, while simultaneously silencing critics and independent journalists, than Tunisian President Zein al-Abedin ben Ali. Addressing the state-run Tunisian Association of Newspapers Editors (TANE) and the Association of Journalists (AJ) recently on the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Ben Ali cla […].
Suitability of Tunis for ’honour’ of hosting summit again in doubt
29.04.2005 By Index on Censorship Free expression groups condemn jailing of web critic Mohammed Abbou. By jailing a high profile online opponent of the government this week, Tunisia restated its intention to silence internet critics before opening a UN summit on the information society in its capital in November 2005. It also lends weight to a growing […].