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Concerns over United States President Trump's Latest Controversial Foreign Policies Loom Large in Africa

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:23:41 +0000

"This is not a very diplomatic strategy. Then again, it is coming from a man whose vision and politics are limited by his lack of awareness about the outside world."

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In Tunisia's ‘State of Emergency’, a New Police Protection Law Could Allow More Abuse — With Impunity

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:50:25 +0000

Supported by the interior ministry and police unions, the bill is being criticized by human rights groups.

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Netizen Report: Chelsea Manning and the Power of Transparency

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:10:50 +0000

This week, Chelsea Manning was finally released from prison, Ukraine censored Russian web platforms and Thailand threatened legal action against Facebook.

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Tunisian Media Activist Interrogated Over Sources of Leaked Documents

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:14:40 +0000

Sami Ben Gharbia is a significant figure in independent media and digital human rights activism in Tunisia and the Arab region.

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‘Those Who Tortured Him [Should] Tell Us the Truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From Dictatorship

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:08:21 +0000

The Truth and Dignity Commission is investigating rights abuses committed during the dictatorship era, including internet freedom violations.

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Tunisian Government Pledges to Loosen Restriction on Civil Servants Speaking to Media

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:41:06 +0000

The government suspended guidelines that forbid civil servants from speaking to the press without permission from their superiors.

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Privacy Is Hard to Protect in Tunisia, Thanks to Politics

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:08:41 +0000

Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.

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Is Tunisia Rolling Back Freedom of Information?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:40:27 +0000

In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.

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Military Trials of Journalists Cast Light on the Taboo of Criticizing the Army in Tunisia

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:07:02 +0000

Laws allowing military courts to handle cases involving citizens, including journalists and bloggers, continue to hold back Tunisia's democratic reforms.

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Experts Cast Doubt on Tunisia’s Biometric Identification Bill

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:24:46 +0000

Digital rights advocates and Tunisia's Data Protection Authority are voicing concern about the bill. At present, Tunisia does not require government authorities to obtain court approval before accessing citizen data.

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Demystifying Social Media Censorship — in Arabic, Spanish and English

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:24:55 +0000

Social media platforms have terms of use that restrict several types of content including nudity, hate speech, and violence. But these difficult-to-define rules are always subject to interpretation.

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Tunisian Teen Risks Suspension for Denouncing Poor School Conditions on Facebook

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 14:30:43 +0000

The school administration has accused Hamza Batti of engaging in a "smear campaign" against it.

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When Never Forgetting the Attacks on France, Try to Remember the Heroes, Too

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:16:45 +0000

Global Voices looks at several heroic stories during the latest mass attacks on French soil.

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‘People Are Getting on Those Boats Because They Want to Live’

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:06:53 +0000

The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.

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Meet Three Artists Painting the Streets of Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 12:00:31 +0000

Artists Falko One, Wisetwo and Vajo are working to get Africa's graffiti community more visibility.

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