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Afef Abrougui

A Tunis based freelance journalist, writer and researcher focusing on free expression, privacy and internet freedom issues.

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Latest posts by Afef Abrougui

4 July 2014

In Tunisia, the Question is To Vote or Not to Vote

As elections near in Tunisia, netizens are debating whether it is worth casting their votes in the upcoming legislative and presidential polls.

21 May 2014

‘Trash Selfies’ for a Clean Tunisia

Tunisia social media users are posting "trash selfies" to denounce the piling up of trash in the country's streets.

19 May 2014

Tunisian Activists Call for Revision of Harsh Anti-Marijuana Penalties

Tunisian activists are campaigning for the revision of the country's strict anti-marijuana laws.

8 May 2014

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison, 1000 Lashes

Yesterday, a Saudi court sentenced Raif Badawi to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes for setting up a liberal website.

26 April 2014

‘There Was No Palestine'?

A number of Twitter users are challenging the common Israeli discourse that Palestine never existed through the hashtag: #there_was_no_Palestine.

Tunisia: ‘I Too Set a Police Station on Fire’

Tunisian netizens have taken to social media to denounce the judicial prosecution of 2011 revolution protesters accused of "setting police stations on fire".

14 April 2014

Tunisian Blog Launches Whistleblowing Platform

Tunisian award-winning collective blog Nawaat has launched its own whistle-blowing platform: Nawaat Leaks.

5 March 2014

Tunisia: Pardoned Facebook User Released From Jail

Jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons on Facebook, 30-year-old Tunisian Jabeur Mejri was freed last night.

20 February 2014

Tunisia: Jailed Facebook User Pardoned, Release Unconfirmed

Jabeur Mejri jailed for posting prophet Muhammad cartoons was pardoned, the president's office announced Wednesday [Feb 19, 2014].

27 January 2014

Tunisia's Constituent Assembly Adopts New Constitution

It was a historic day for Tunisia, which voted in favour of a new constitution, three years after the ousting of its dictator, at the beginning of the Arab revolutions.

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