Tunisia - Reports
IFEX-TMG and PEN's Anthology of freedom of expression, now available in English, French and Arabic, honours the writers, activists and photographers who contributed to the struggle for free expression in Tunisia.
The anthology, part of IFEX-TMG's ongoing project, brings together journalistic articles, commentaries, prose and verse in Arabic written both during the Ben Ali regime and since its fall, and is illustrated with images of the revolution.
While the Internet may be partly free in practice since the ousting of President Ben Ali, the repressive laws that formed part of the censorship apparatus of his government remain. There is therefore a real danger that free speech on the Internet may be stifled again as long as they are still on the statute book.
ARTICLE 19 hopes that international and regional standards and comparative examples indicating the best practices of states on the protection of the right to freedom of expression and freedom of information will provide a useful source of reference for drafters of the new Tunisian Constitution.
ANHRI and Tunisian Centre for Freedom of the Press concluded their first workshop held in Gafsa in March 2012. The workshop titled “Internet serving freedom of expression” comes within the framework of a series of workshops to be held in the coming period in cities across Tunisia as part of the project of the IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG).
The Constituent Assembly should urgently revise laws to ensure freedom of speech and the independence of the judiciary, Human Rights said in its report.
IFEX-TMG Contribution on Tunisia to the Universal Periodic Review Mechanism, 13th Session (21st May - 1st June 2012).
Report on IFEX-TMG strategy workshop bringing together three working groups composed of media professionals and civil society participants who shared their assessment of the media landscape nine months after the revolution and formulated recommendations and action plans to guide the reform of the media sector. (Tunis, 27 and 28 September 2011)
A new Human Rights Watch report highlights the plight of labour, student and journalist unions that have criticised government policies.
IPI's report details assaults, imprisonment and judicial and administrative harassment.
This is the second report submitted by a coalition of NGOs on the performance of the Tunisian media during the elections.
The report provides an overview of state-sanctioned Internet censorship in Tunisia.