On the country’s Republic Day, Tunisia’s free expression defenders protest the rehabilitation of Abdelwahab Abdallah, once the old regime’s chief enemy of media freedoms. … More Tunisian journalists denounce bid to rehabilitate architect of censorship
On the day the Tunisian National Quartet for Dialogue won the Nobel Peace Prize, here’s my keynote speech from my last public engagement in Tunis as chair of the IFEX-Tunisian Monitoring Group in December 2011 … More Tunisia: From school for tyrants to academy of liberty
Hamadi Jebali, secretary-general of the Tunisian Islamist Ennadha party, photographed at the UK Houses of Parliament in May 2011.
Tuesday’s expected declaration of Tunisia’s election results will say much about the main players in its great adventure in democracy building. It won’t reveal much about what those players plan to do with with their unique mandate. For that you’ll need an independent Tunisian media, in print, on air and online. In turn that means … More Tunisia needs a media worthy of its inspiring election
http://storify.com/rohanjay/tunisia-election-day.js?template=slideshowView the story “Election day in Tunisia” on Storify] Collection of tweets, posts, links and tweets from election day morning in Tunisia. (Source: http://storify.com/)
Index on Censorship and the Tunisian Islamist Ennahda movement never shared much more than a city, and for a while, a common foe. We both have a London base, and both of us shared the hostility of the former Ben Ali regime in Tunis. Conversation was limited to exchanges over faked allegations quickly traced back … More Archive: Open politics will stretch Tunisia’s Islamists
Free expression defenders are celebrating Thursday’s decision by a military court to drop charges against a Tunisian policeman who blew the whistle on a still-active core of officers from the country’s pre-revolution days — some of them alleged torturers, others linked to Tunisia’s long notorious internet surveillance squads. Senior Tunisian police commissioner Samir Feriani, a … More Officer who blew whistle on Tunisia’s bad lieutenants reprieved
Samir Feriani and his mother outside the Tunisian military court in Bab Sa’adoun on Thursday, awaiting the verdict on his trial for leaking information about the destruction of an archive of evidence linking Tunisian secret police to torture and other crimes. Photo: Ghias Aljundi.
A Tunisian policeman who blew the whistle on a still-active core of officers from the country’s pre-revolution days – some of them alleged torturers, others linked to Tunisia’s long notorious internet surveillance squads – has been hauled in front of a military court for speaking out. Senior Tunisian police commissioner Samir Feriani, a public critic … More Blowing the whistle on Tunisia’s bad lieutenants