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Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Tunisia [English]. 2002
Ben 'Ali, the new president of Tunisia promised, after he took power in November 7, 1987’s coup, to establish rule of law, to respect human rights, and to implement the kind of democratic political reforms that Habib Bourguiba had steadfastly refused. The author argues that ten years later, it is noticeable that the country has moved far from a democratic transition.
Deception and Lies: Freedom of Expression in Tunisia Remains under Siege Six Months after the World Summit on the Information Society [English][Arabic]. 2006
This report is based on a fact-finding mission to Tunisia undertaken from 18 to 22 April 2006 by members of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) to follow up on progress made on the status of freedom of expression in Tunisia after the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was held in Tunisia in November 2005.
Freedom of Expression in Tunisia: the Siege Intensifies [English][French]. 2005
This is the second report of the Tunisian Monitoring Group (TMG) and follows the latest of a series of fact-finding missions to Tunisia by members of the group in the run to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Association and Unfair Trials in Tunisia [English]. 2001
This report aims to document the specific events relating to the trials of Dr. Moncef Marzouki, Attorney Nejib Hosni and the Tunisian League for Human Rights and also to raise awareness of the wider issues of the rule of law and freedom of expression in Tunisia.
International Freedom of Expression Exchange "IFEX" - Tunisia [English].
The International Freedom of Expression Exchange works to promote and emphasize the importance of Freedom of Expression. This page on Tunisia offers press releases, articles, reports and related sites discussing recent issues related to freedom of expression in Tunisia.
Internet Filtering in Tunisia in 2005: A Country Study [English]. 2005
This study overviews internet filtering in Tunisia in light of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that was held there. It observes four main types of material in particular that users are denied access to: political opposition to the ruling government, sites on human rights in Tunisia, tools that enable users to circumvent the filtering controls, and pages containing pornography or other sexually explicit content. This issue caused serious criticism from human rights and media organizations that were preparing to express their disdain at the WSIS.
National Assessment of Citizens, Civil Society and Public Sector Reform in Tunisia [Arabic]. 2007
Press Kit - Tunisia [French].
This press file addresses the following topics: the principal economic and social indicators, the economic and social development, women’s status, the educational reform, the media and press freedom, the struggle against extremism, the world solidarity fund, foreign politics, the Tunisian- French relations, and Tunisia in the Euro-Mediterranean.
Tunisia: The life of others [English]. 2009
This paper by Kristina Kausch outlines a number of key obstacles to free association in the everyday practice of Tunisian civic rights activism. These include the extra-legal position of the majority of political civil society; the regime’s policy of systematic surveillance and harassment of activists and opposition; the tight governmental control over the media and telecommunication channels; and the regime’s persistent policy of repression towards any political actors with an Islamist leaning.
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