The Centre for Law and Democracy is today releasing a Note analysing the freedom of expression provisions in the new […]
Report: Monitoring Network of Tunisian Justice in the transition
The Justice Monitoring Network (known as the ROJ) is a project launched in the wake of the Tunisian revolution by […]
USIP Report: Twitter more megaphone than rallying cry
Up until now, the debate surrounding the role of Twitter and so-called Web 2.0 has remained somewhat polarised. This report then aims to provide an empirical analysis of the available data in order to move away from the binary arguments presented by those who have come to be known as “cyberoptimists” and “cyberskeptics”.
Tunisia: Hold Police Accountable for Shootings
The transitional government of Tunisia should make it an urgent priority to investigate the killings of demonstrators by Tunisian security forces in early January 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces used excessive force in suppressing demonstrations in the central western cities of Kasserine and Tala, Human Rights Watch said, killing at least 21 people with live ammunition in these two cities alone between January 8 and 12, Human Rights Watch found.
Tunisia: EU incentives contributing to new repression
Ben Ali’s regime competes with its homologues in Libya and Syria for the doubtful honor of being the most repressive […]
Why the UK Home Office’s “Pro-Islamic” Blog Study is Wrong
CONTEST is the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism strategy, with a stated aim to “reduce the risk to the UK and its […]
Tunisia: ‘Plus ca change’ on human rights, says Amnesty-New report
[…] Torture remains pervasive in detention centres, particularly those of the State Security Department, the organisation warned, and statements allegedly obtained under torture are being accepted by courts as evidence to convict defendants. Incommunicado detention is also being covered up with officials falsifying arrest documents. […]
Internet Filtering in Tunisia – The OpenNet Initiative Report
Although Tunisia has actively sought to develop its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, the government continues to pervasively block a range of Web content and has used nontechnical means to impede journalists and human rights activists from doing their work. The filtering of political content and restrictions on online activity has […]
Tunisia: Behind Tunisia’s ‘Economic Miracle’: Inequality and criminalization of protest
Tunisia’s ‘economic miracle’ has not benefited all, nor has it been matched by greater enjoyment of human rights. This was […]
Interview with Robert Guerra about the Freedom on the Net Index
A new report on Internet freedom was launched by Freedom House, an organization which monitors freedom around the world. The “Freedom on the Net” study surveyed 15 countries on the basis of two key components: access to Web and mobile technology and the free flow of information through it. The report covered events that took place in the years 2007 and 2008, identifying new emerging threats to Internet freedom.
Freedom on the Net Index: Tunisia ranked worst, behind Cuba
Since traditional media are censored and tightly controlled by the government, the internet has been used as a relatively free and uncensored means of airing political and social opinions, and as an alternative field for public debates on serious political issues. This uncontrolled freedom of expression has led to the creation of an extensive censorship and filtering system.
US Torture: Voices from the Black Sites
1- We think time and elections will cleanse our fallen world but they will not. Since November, George W. Bush […]
Freedom on the global Internet still a pipe dream
So begins the annual “Internet Enemies” report by Reporters Without Borders–and that’s probably the cheeriest line in the entire 39-page […]
Tunisia responds to critical CPJ report
We received a large package from the Tunisian Embassy in Washington on Friday. The package contained an official response to […]
Tunisie : Les autorités tunisiennes confirment par les actes les accusations d’Amnesty International
« Il est grand temps que les autorités cessent de rendre un hommage de pure forme aux droits humains et […]
Tunisia: Abuses continue despite official denial
A former prisoner and alleged torture victim whose case was cited in Amnesty International’s recent report on human rights abuses […]
Le rapport WIA 2008 de l’Université de Washington sur le blogging dans le monde musulman
L’Université de Washington vient de publier une étude portant, entre autres, sur la nature du contenu du blogging dans les pays à forte majorité musulmane. Cette étude dresse par ailleurs le tableau peu glorieux des persécutions des blogueurs dans ces différents pays.