Afef is a Tunis based consultant and researcher focusing on ICTs and human rights, particularly freedom of expression and the right to privacy on the internet. She has previously worked for the local news website Tunisia Live, the free speech NGO Index on Censorship and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
Latest posts by Afef Abrougui
8 January 2015
Sentenced to death for his online writing, Mauritanian blogger Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed is yet another victim of a repressive government using “apostasy” pretexts to crack down political speech.
21 December 2014
Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new president. Political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi, aged 88, faces outgoing interim president Moncef Marzouki.
26 October 2014
20 October 2014
Who would not laugh at "the miserables, a hope for generations" or at a party seeking to "circumcise the security and judicial institutions and the administration"?
13 October 2014
“These governments will take advantage from this directive. Powerful people will be able to hide disgraceful actions for their own e-reputation," says Tunisian Internet advocate Dhouha Ben Youssef.
1 October 2014
One social media campaign has Muslims speaking out against ISIS under the hashtag #NotInMyName, while another, #MuslimApologies, parodies the expectation that Muslims should apologize for the actions of a few.
20 August 2014
The Egyptian Government Asks the U.S. to “Show Restraint in Ferguson” and Twitter Users Respond With This Brilliant Hashtag
Through the sarcastic hash tag #EgyPoliceTipsToUS, Twitter users are advising US police on how to respond to protestors in Ferguson, Missouri.
28 July 2014
Government officials renew calls for filtering and monitoring of the Internet under the pretext of "fighting terrorism" -- could this mean the end of Tunisia's Internet rights renaissance?