Middle East & North Africa / 2011

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Tunisian TV station's suspension reflects tenuous freedom

January 25, 2011 11:13 AM ET

On Sunday, the privately owned broadcaster Hannibal TV was forced off the air for more than three hours. The state-owned news agency Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) issued a statement stating that an arrest warrant had been issued for the station's owner on charges of "high treason" for an alleged...

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Will Tunisia's 'Internet revolution' endure?

January 25, 2011 10:31 AM ET

There has been a great deal written online about how much of a positive role the Internet played in recent events in Tunisia (if you'd like to catch up, Alex Howard's link round-up provides a good summary of the many sides, both for and against). At CPJ, our focus is...

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Freed! Fahem Boukadous released in Tunisia

January 19, 2011 9:16 PM ET

For those who have spent countless hours exposing and combating Tunisia's vast press freedom abuses, today is truly a glorious day. Tunisian authorities released the ailing imprisoned journalist Fahem Boukadous, a day after CPJ called on the transitional government to honor its pledge to free all political prisoners. Today, we...

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Tunisia invades, censors Facebook, other accounts

January 5, 2011 12:48 PM ET

The Tunisian government has been a notorious censor for many years, for journalists online and off. In the wake of widespread domestic protests in December, however, the authorities appear to have turned to even more repressive tactics to silence reporting. In the case of Internet bloggers, this includes what seems...

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A year after siege, Al-Ayyam is sorely missed in Yemen

January 4, 2011 4:14 PM ET

Today marks the anniversary of the beginning of the multiday siege by Yemeni police and security personnel of the compound that houses the offices of the independent daily Al-Ayyam. During its assault on the headquarters of the critical daily, the government used automatic machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and heavy...

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