Creation of IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group
Back then, the IFEX-TMG worked to free human rights lawyer Mohamed Abbou, one of the first people jailed for posting criticism of the government on the Internet. Today, the Internet is uncensored, and human rights activists can operate freely, including the IFEX-TMG, which has now undertaken nine missions to the country, including the first major one we chose to highlight below. Yet concerns remain that the country's prospects for viable freedom of expression is slipping away. The latest IFEX-TMG report "Spring into Winter?", being presented to the authorities next week, highlights the still fragile hold on democracy.