Stories about "boukhdhir"

25 March 2008

Tunisia: relentless campaign against imprisoned blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdhir

In the last few weeks, Slim Boukhdhir, the 39-year old imprisoned blogger and journalist, is reported to have been subjected to an unusual level of harassment by prison authorities in...

30 January 2009

North Africa: are political websites more likely to get hacked?

Political opposition websites in North African countries, particularly in Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, are becoming a primary target of hackers. This new phenomenon of defacing opposition and dissident websites emerged first in Tunisia, where at least 14 websites and blogs were targeted between 2007 and 2008, and seems to be spreading across the region as a result of the attempt to muzzle free speech both online and offline.

24 September 2008

Tunisia: 404 not found

Tunisian internet users are now too familiar with this error message 404 not found and they have even created an imaginary person that is responsible for censorship and nicknamed it Ammar the scissors of censorship. While in Tunisia, just try to open Youtube or Daily motion; you will get this error message! And if you want to get news from Al Jazeera or Alarabiya, the Tunisian Internet Agency is sorry because it cannot provide you with this service!

20 August 2008

Silencing online speech in Tunisia

Blocking web 2.0 websites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook) and barring access to local outspoken websites and blogs is the most obvious way of cracking down of the online free speech in Tunisia. It should be emphasized, however, that this is only one tool in the regime’s hand. Tunisia has adapted to the web 2.0 revolution by developing a broader strategy composed of a wide range of instruments

3 December 2007

Tunisian blogger/journalist arrested

Update: A Tunisian court has sentenced today blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdhir to one-year prison terms for “aggression against a public employee”. The outspoken Tunisian journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdir...

14 July 2007

Blog of Tunisian journalist and blogger hacked

The blog of the Tunisian journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdhir has been hacked and deleted. The work seems to be done by the same group of hackers who are targeting...

22 May 2007

Tunisia: Blogger and journalist Slim Boukhdir repeatedly assaulted

The Tunisian Journalist and blogger Slim Boukhdhir was assaulted as he left an Internet café in Tunis after blogging about the responsibility of Houssem Trabelsi, brother of Tunisia’s first lady,...