Taoufik Ben Brik

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Attacks on the Press 2002: Tunisia

March 31, 2003 12:01 PM ET

In May, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali won 99.52 percent approval for constitutional changes that allow him to run for a fourth term in 2004. The poll--condemned by human rights groups inside and outside the country as rigged--did not surprise...

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Attacks on the Press 2001: Tunisia

March 26, 2002 12:01 PM ET

Throughout his 15 years in power, President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has sought to stifle all dissent while portraying Tunisia as a progressive and democratic nation. Sadly, he has had considerable success. Members of the U.S. Congress, for example, continued...

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Who Shot Riad Ben Fadhel? On anniversary of assassination attempt against Tunisian journalist, CPJ calls for justice

May 22, 2001 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2001 --- CPJ today called on the Tunisian government to bring to justice the perpetrators of last year's assassination attempt against Tunisian journalist Riad Ben Fadhel, who was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside his home...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Middle East and North Africa Analysis

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

ALTHOUGH RIGHTS TO FREE EXPRESSION AND PRESS FREEDOM are enshrined in national constitutions from Algeria to Yemen, governments found many practical ways to restrict these freedoms. State ownership of the media, censorship, legal harassment, intimidation, and imprisonment of journalists were...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Algeria

March 19, 2001 12:10 PM ET

LATE IN THE YEAR, A SURGE OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE FURTHER DIMMED the prospects of President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika's plan for national reconciliation and an end to Algeria's nine years of civil strife. Particularly in Algiers and other cities, however, the...

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Attacks on the Press 2000: Tunisia

March 19, 2001 12:01 PM ET

PRESIDENT ZINE AL-ABIDINE BEN ALI CONTINUED TO DENY BASIC LIBERTIES, including press freedom, even as his government's shameful human-rights record came under increased international scrutiny. For the third year in a row, CPJ named Ben Ali to its annual list...

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CPJ Condemns Assassination Attempt on Tunisian Journalist Riad Ben Fadhel Seriously Wounded in Drive-by Shooting Outside His Home

May 26, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in TUNISIA New York, May 26, 2000--The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) today condemned Tuesday's assassination attempt against Tunisian journalist Riad Ben Fadhel, which occurred only days after the journalist...

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TAOUFIK BEN BRIK ENDS 43-DAY HUNGER STRIKE

May 16, 2000 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 16, 2000 ---Tunisian journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, who went 43 days without food to protest government harassment, ended his hunger strike yesterday in Paris, where he has been staying since leaving Tunisia on May 4. Ben...

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CPJ and Human Rights Watch Protest Ongoing Harassment of Tunisian Journalist

May 12, 2000 12:00 AM ET

New York, April 5, 2000--In a joint letter sent today to Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) strongly protested the Tunisian authorities' continued harassment of journalist Taoufik Ben Brik,...

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Free to travel but still on hunger strike, Tunisian journalist arrives in France for medical care

May 5, 2000 12:00 PM ET

Click here to read more about press freedom conditions in TUNISIA. New York, May 5, 2000 --- Tunisian authorities lifted a travel ban imposed on journalist Taoufik Ben Brik, who arrived in France yesterday. But Ben Brik vowed to...

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