Online censorship in Tunisia

Sami Ben Gharbia of Global Voices posted an excellent review of recently blocked blogs, social networking Web sites (including facebook), and video sharing sites. The post also presents users' reaction to online censorship and the anti-censorship campaigns organized by different groups. In addition, the post discusses how censorship in Tunisia is more than just technical filtering and how the climate of fear and arrests of journalists and online writers are part of the government's censorship strategy. Finally, Sami discusses two interesting issues: hacking of opposition Web sites and blogs and why some people believe that the government is behind the hacking, and reports that emails of some Tunisian NGOs and human rights activists are having trouble reading their emails.