Zouhair Yahyaoui

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Tunisian airport officials confiscate CPJ publications

March 5, 2010 3:01 PM ET

On Saturday, Tunis airport customs officials confiscated two copies of CPJ’s annual report, Attacks on the Press, as well as five copies of the Arabic-language translation of the Middle East and North Africa section of the book from Tunisian rights lawyer Mohamed Abbou and...

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A Tunisian blogger speaks out: ‘The candles are lit’

October 14, 2009 12:09 AM ET

My country’s government brags unabashedly that it has not passed any laws that require government authorization to establish an electronic publication or a Web site or a blog on the Internet. Those that cheerlead for this government rely on this...

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Middle East Bloggers: The Street Leads Online

October 14, 2009 12:07 AM ET

In the Middle East and North Africa, where political change occurs slowly, blogging has becomes a serious medium for social and political commentary as well as a target of government suppression. By Mohamed Abdel Dayem                ...

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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...

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Tunisia

March 14, 2005 11:06 AM ET

TunisiaFor nearly two decades, Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has quietly run one of the region's most efficient police states, stifling the media with an array of Soviet-style tactics. Even allies of Ben Ali, such as U.S. President George...

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The Internet’s Role in Media Freedom

December 13, 2004 5:48 PM ET

The Internet’s Role in Media Freedom By Mick Stern The Boston Globe December 14, 2003...

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Without a Net

October 1, 2004 12:00 AM ET

An online journalist endures brutal imprisonment in Tunisia-and lives to post again.By Amanda Watson-Boles...

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CPJ Update

April 16, 2004 12:00 AM ET

CPJ Update April 16, 2004 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists Return to front page | See previous Updates...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Middle East and North Africa Analysis

March 11, 2004 12:08 PM ET

War and political violence drew hundreds of journalists to the Middle East in 2003 for what proved to be a series of relentlessly dangerous assignments. The U.S.-led war in Iraq was one of the most heavily covered conflicts in modern...

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Attacks on the Press 2003: Tunisia

March 11, 2004 12:00 PM ET

Since President Zine Al-Abdine Ben Ali seized power in 1987, Tunisian authorities have crafted a nearly perfect system to censor and suppress the media. The few courageous voices remaining in the country succeed in circumventing these controls mainly by publishing...

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