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Afef Abrougui

Afef is a Tunis based consultant and researcher focusing on digital rights.

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Latest posts by Afef Abrougui

17 August 2015

Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror

Global Voices Advocacy

Despite the PM's reassurance that "people can talk or write whatever they like," authorities have been cracking down on speech.

13 August 2015

Should Conspiracy Theories Enjoy Free Speech Protections?

Global Voices Advocacy

To what extent, should conspiracy theories enjoy free speech protections? Three members of the Global Voices community share their thoughts.

28 June 2015

Tunisians Point Fingers at Government Security Failures After Resort Attack

In the aftermath of a beach resort attack that left 39 people dead, Tunisians are criticizing their government's security failures.

26 June 2015

Twenty-Eight Dead in Beach Resort Attack in Sousse, Tunisia

At least 28 people, mostly foreign tourists, were killed when gunmen opened fire on a beach in the resort town Sousse, Tunisia. This is the second attack in four months.

27 March 2015

Inaccurate Reports of ‘ISIS Taking Over Star Wars Set’ Anger Tunisians

Tunisians are responding with mockery to media reports claiming that the Star Wars filming location in the south of the country has come under the siege of ISIS.

26 March 2015

Defiant Tunisia Hosts the World Social Forum

Less than a week after the deadly attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, the World Social Forum kicked off on Tuesday with an anti-terror march.

22 March 2015

Tunisian Activists Fear Rights Setbacks After Bardo Museum Attack

Tunisian activists are worried that the authorities' response to the deadly Bardo museum attack may trample on rights.

8 January 2015

What Drives Blasphemy Charges in the Middle East? (It's Not Just Religion)

Global Voices Advocacy

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 Head to Polls to Elect a New President

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

Tunisians Head to Polls to Elect a New Parliament

Tunisians are heading to polls today to elect a new parliament almost four years after they toppled the regime of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

20 October 2014

#Fails of the Tunisian Electoral Campaign in One Hilarious Blog

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

Join Us for a #GVMeetup in Tunis on November 1

Rising Voices

Will the Right to Be Forgotten Inspire Repressive Regimes to Expand Internet Censorship?

Global Voices Advocacy

“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

Should Muslims Apologize for ISIS’ Atrocities?

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

Leaked Cybercrime Law Could Undo Tunisia's Pioneer Status on Internet Rights

Global Voices Advocacy

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?

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.

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