Welcome to the website of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members. The IFEX-TMG monitors free expression violations in Tunisia to focus attention on the country's need to improve its human rights record. About IFEX-TMG
While welcoming moves to implement measures that guarantee media independence, IFEX-TMG calls on the Tunisian government to fully respect free expression in the new Constitution and put an end to attacks on journalists and artists.
While welcoming Tunisia’s acceptance of 110 of its 125 recommendations during a UN review last week, the IFEX-TMG calls on the country to implement them without delay and end the criminalisation of defamation.
Security forces marked Martyr's Day on 9 April in Tunisia by dispersing thousands of protesters - including more than a dozen journalists - with tear gas and truncheons. It is just the latest sign that despite Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali being the first dictator to fall in the Arab uprisings, old-style free expression violations continue, reports the IFEX Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG), a coalition of 21 IFEX members.
IFEX's advocacy work in Tunisia has been the most successful and most sustained campaigning project undertaken by IFEX members in collaboration - largely due to the longevity of IFEX's Tunisia Monitoring Group (IFEX-TMG) - which is now made up of 21 IFEX members who have been working together since 2004 to bring attention to the free expression situation in the country. Read more about how IFEX-TMG works and what has made it a success story (2009).