Free speech on the Internet not guaranteed in Tunisia

Recent articles in Tunisia

Journalists hold up signs reading in Arabic "fourth estate, not kneeling estate" and "journalists' rights are not privileges", as they demonstrate outside the headquarters of the Tunis Africa Press (TAP) news agency, in Tunis, 15 April 2021, FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia: Rights groups call on authorities to safeguard the right to independent public media

A number of IFEX members join rights groups in welcoming the Tunisian government’s decision to rescind a controversial appointment to the country’s national news agency, Tunis Africa Press (TAP), and call on those who ordered a police attack on the agency’s journalists during a peaceful sit-in to be held accountable.

People take part in a protest against a "campaign of repression" targeting those who post information on social networks and in support of freedom of expression, in Rabat, Morocco, 9 January 2020, FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images

Mapping digital rights in MENA: towards a safer online environment

New research from IFEX member 7amleh examines how digital rights policies and practices in Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are impacting freedom of expression and the right to information, and highlights the need to improve people’s access to a safer online environment.

Protesters hold a rainbow flag while chanting slogans against the government and police repression, in Tunis, Tunisia, 6 February 2021, FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images

Tunisia: LGBTI activists face police violence and online harassment

Amidst an ongoing campaign of increased persecution and abuses, Tunisian LGBTI activists are targeted by security forces during protests, and face online harassment in violation of their right to privacy and free expression.