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Local journalism collectives reclaim media space
A tool that has been used and abused by the former regime’s propaganda teams. Information in Tunisia is described as centralized and monopolized by a few media outlets that are usually headquartered in the capital, Tunis. One initiative however, spearheaded by Nawaat jointly with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, aims to challenge this description by starting up six local citizen media collectives: in Sidi Bouzid, Kasserine, Bizerte, Makther, Gafsa, and Gebili – all regions located in Tunisia’s interior and south.
tunisia  futureofjournalism  networked-public-sphere  bh 
march 2012 by osi_info_program
Egypt And Tunisia: Without Economic Justice, Democratic Dreams Can Never Truly Be Fulfilled | The New Republic
"And, unless the Western governments now pledging aid and political support, and the major philanthropies like George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, which has vast experience and great success with helping democracy activists and human rights workers over the decades but has never felt itself required to put the same kind of energy into poverty reduction or development, remember that the grub is just as important as the ethics—something the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Hezbollah in Lebanon have always understood—then this year of revolutions in the Arab world will do much for some, but leave the vast majority who have always been excluded still as marginalized and suffering, with all the consequences, both moral and practical, that will flow from that."
criticism  philanthropy  tunisia  egypt  david 
february 2011 by osi_info_program
Egypt's Facebook Police Target Protesters Facebook Page
"In an earlier post, our French editor, Fabrice Epelboin, detailed his discovery that the crew that had harassed our French edition's Facebook page, was in fact a squad of Tunisian Internet cops. These days, official groups and allied militia, frequently attack dissidents. It has now happened in Egypt. The most important Facebook page for the protests is being flooded with abusive comments and criticism."
tunisia  facebook  david 
february 2011 by osi_info_program
Internet Security Savvy is Critical as Egyptian Government Blocks Websites, Arrests Activists in Response to Continued Protest - Global Voices Advocacy
"The concern here is clear—if the street protests subside, the Mubarak government could initiate a campaign of retaliation and oppression, arresting and harassing the very bloggers and activists who have been chronicling the protests online. Some countries have gone even further. In Iran two opposition activists were hanged this week for taking pictures and video of the Green Revolution protests and posting them online. Given the potential dangers, it is absolutely critical that Egyptian protesters take precautions when communicating online."
egypt  censorship  tunisia  iran 
february 2011 by osi_info_program
Tunisian dissident blogger takes job as minister | World news | The Guardian
"Amamou is the CEO of a web development company and calls himself a "partisan of the neutrality of the net". A member of the Pirate party, inspired by the Swedish movement, he has been active on the underground blogger's circuit for many years."
tunisia  government  activism  blog 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Les cyber-activistes arabes face à la liberté sur Internet made in USA « sami ben gharbia
"Cet article se concentre sur le cyber-activisme de base dans le monde arabe et les risques encourus d’une collision inévitable avec la politique étrangère et les intérêts US. Il résume l’essentiel des discussions que j’ai eues, ces deux dernières années, avec de multiples acteurs engagés dans la défense de la liberté d’expression sur Internet et dans l’utilisation de la technologie pour le changement social et politique. Bien que le sujet principal demeure l’activisme numérique arabe, j’y ai inclus les problématiques et inquiétudes similaires soulevées par des activistes et défenseurs de la liberté d’expression sur Internet issus d’autres parties du monde comme la Chine, la Thaïlande et l’Iran."
tunisia  cyberactivism  activism  internetfreedomtm 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
The First Twitter Revolution? - By Ethan Zuckerman | Foreign Policy
"Pundits will likely start celebrating a "Twitter revolution" in Tunisia, even if they missed watching it unfold; the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan already revived the dreaded phrase Thursday. Others are seeking connections between unfolding events and a WikiLeaks cable that showed U.S. diplomats' frustration with Ben Ali, and with denial-of-service attacks by online activist group Anonymous, which has been targeting entities that have tried to stop the dissemination of WikiLeaks cables, like the Tunisian government. But any attempt to credit a massive political shift to a single factor -- technological, economic, or otherwise -- is simply untrue. Tunisians took to the streets due to decades of frustration, not in reaction to a WikiLeaks cable, a denial-of-service attack, or a Facebook update."
tunisia  twitter  internetfreedomtm  wikileaks 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
The power of social, networked media in Tunisia – George Brock Blog
Geirge Brock responds to Ethan's earlier post "What if there was a revolution going on in Tunisia and nobody was watching?"
tunisia  internetfreedomtm 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Tunisia Shuts Off Internet Filter | OpenNet Initiative
"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."
tunisia  filtering  censorship 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
EFF Calls for Immediate Action to Defend Tunisian Activists Against Government Cyberattacks | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"Demonstrations and protests over unemployment and poor living conditions have been ongoing in Tunisia since the beginning of December, but last week the Tunisian government turned up the heat on bloggers, activists, and dissidents by launching a JavaScript injection attack that siphoned off the usernames and passwords of Tunsians logging in to Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. The Tunisian government has used these stolen credentials to log in to Tunisians’ email and Facebook accounts, presumably downloading their messages, emails, and social graphs for further analysis, and then deleting the accounts entirely."
tunisia  google  youtube  facebook  eff  cybersecurity  hacking  news 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Twitter / sami ben gharbia: publishing #iran's Neda vi ...
Sami Ben Gharbia sez: "publishing #iran's Neda video is Ok and even praised on #youtube official blog. Videos of Tunisian massacre of protestors are not welcome!??"
tunisia  youtube  intermediary_censorship 
january 2011 by osi_info_program
Tunisia's bitter cyberwar - Features - Al Jazeera English
"The Tunisian authorities have allegedly carried out targeted "phishing" operations: stealing users passwords to spy on them and eradicate online criticism. Websites on both sides have been hacked."
tunisia  activism 
january 2011 by osi_info_program

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