CPJ mourns death of Tunisian cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui
March 14, 2005 12:00 PM ET
New York, March 14, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalist mourns the death of cyber-dissident Zouhair Yahyaoui, who died of a heart attack on Sunday, March 13.
Yahyaoui, founder of the Internet forum TUNeZINE, spent 18 months in prison in retaliation for his criticism of Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. He was released in November 2003 and remained in Tunisia to run his site.
"Tunisia has lost a great press freedom advocate," said CPJ Executive Director Ann Cooper. "We mourn his passing, but we also hope that others will take inspiration from his important and influential work."
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Police attack Tunisian journalists covering protest
April 10, 2012 5:24 PM ET
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