Tunisia

Country Profile: Tunisia
Background The Tunisian constitution guarantees freedom of the press under “conditions laid down by law,” but the government closely controls the media. Additionally, the Press Law criminalizes defamation, and those who violate it can be imprisoned and fined.Freedom House, “Map of Press...
ONI Blog: Tunisian Internet Agency Admits to Testing Western Companies' Censorship Software
At the third annual Arab Bloggers Meeting this week, it was revealed that Tunisia has been secretly testing western companies' censorship software. AB11's website recently reported that software companies offered discounts to the Tunisian government in order to test and track...
ONI Blog: New Data Added to ONI's Social Media Filtering Map
The OpenNet Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a full year of new data to its Social Media Filtering Map. The map gives users a visual overview where of Facebook, Flickr, Orkut, Twitter, and Youtube have been blocked since...
ONI Blog: New Data Added to ONI’s Global Timeline of YouTube Censorship
The OpenNet Initiative is excited to announce the addition of a full year of new data to its YouTube social media filtering timeline. "YouTube Censored: a Recent History" allows users to access a detailed visual account of when and where YouTube...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: June 24th, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
Report: West Censoring East: The Use of Western Technologies by Middle East Censors, 2010-2011
March 2011 Authored by Helmi Noman and Jillian C. York. To view this bulletin as a PDF, click here. Executive Summary The OpenNet Initiative has documented network filtering of the Internet by national governments in over forty countries worldwide. Countries use this network filtering...
ONI Blog: Tunisia Shuts Off Internet Filter
Following a speech in which Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stated that all censorship of the internet and traditional media will be halted, Tunisia appears to have shut off its Internet filtering system. At around 9:45pm local time, Tunisian news...
ONI Blog: Tunisian Government Websites Attacked Via DDoS
The repercussions of Tunisia’s strict online censorship reached an apex in the Arab country this week as multiple DDoS attacks continue to target the government. Hackers known collectively as the Anonymous group took down at least eight government websites beginning...
ONI Blog: Bahrain, Tunisia Filtering Individual Twitter Pages
Over the past few weeks, reports have trickled in to Herdict and via Twitter, alerting us of the filtering of individual Twitter pages in Tunisia and Bahrain (as well as, possibly, China). In Tunisia, the accounts of exiled activist Sami...