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  • sami ben gharbia 3:20 am on February 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    خيبة أمل 


    كنت من المدافيعن الشرسين عن انتخاب حركة النهضة تحديدا ثم المؤتمر من أجل الجمهورية و كم سعدت بفوزهما، بل أنني شمتت و لا أزال أشمت في المنهزمين باستثناء حزب العمال الشيوعي التونسي. بل أنني رأيت في تسلم النهضة للحكم فرصة لانبثاق إسلام سياسي تونسي معاصر يستقي فكر نهضته التحررية من خير الدين و طاهر الحداد و آل بن عاشور و من أحلام جيل الإتجاه الإسلامي و اليسار الإسلامي الذي صنع عهد الثمانينات. إلا أن خيبة أملي كبيرة لا تسعها هذه السطور فمشروع النهضة يبدو خليجيا، عبدا وديعا للبترودولار و لأجندة لا تخدم مستقبل تونس كبلد نريده رائدا، سباقا في مجال الثورة و الحكم الرشيد و العدالة الإجتماعية.

    النهضة بصدد صناعة أعداء لها في صفوف من حملوا راية المشروع الإسلامي التقدمي و آمنوا به، معارضة هؤلاء لن ترتمي في أحضان المعارضة الزائفة المسماة ب”الديمقراطية” و “الحداثية”. و كما كنا شرسين ضد بن علي سنكون أكثر شراسة ضد النهضة، فحكم المستبد باسم الدين أشد قسوة من حكم سواه. فانتظرونا.

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    • Mehdi 11:08 am on February 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      8 mois depuis ton dernier post 🙂

      • sami ben gharbia 11:42 am on February 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        oui ! faut savoir se taire un peu et essayer de comprendre, non? 🙂

        • Bernice Siewe 1:03 pm on February 10, 2012 Permalink

          please contact me!!
          Dutch photographer, organizing a debate.
          thanx!

    • رفيق رزين 1:19 pm on February 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      لم أجد أي إشارة لاليسار الإسلامي في برنامج النهضة.
      المسار التنموي كان واضح، وهو بيع لرؤوس أموال خارجية.
      فلمذا خيبة أمل؟

      خيبة الأمل الحقيقية تكمن في عدم الشروع في تطهير الداخلية.

      • ayman 9:59 am on February 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        وكأن باليسار يرضخ … وكإن به يمشي بمصالح لخاصة تصبلو في جيبو يجي معك … مع احترامي لكافة مناضلين لكن برشة باعو ذممهم

  • sami ben gharbia 9:23 pm on February 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    الفصل 20 من مشروع دستور النهضة يقتل حرية التعبير 

     
    • ben kram inchirah 9:43 pm on February 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      اريد ان اعرف كيف احترام المقدسات هو قتل لحرية التعبير؟

    • ayman 9:55 am on February 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      من إلتزامات مراعات مقدسات شعوب الاخرى يلزم مفماش بقرة في فيلم خاطرنا نمس من ديانة شعب الهندوراس يولى تكركيرة هل مجلس ….

  • sami ben gharbia 8:26 pm on February 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Thinking in pictures 

    Hnayya qardhaoui

    Michel Foucault

    Niqab

    Ben achour

     
  • sami ben gharbia 5:39 am on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    33 most sarcastic tweets about the #flotilla 

    In the wake of the deadly and universally condemned attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, on May 31, 2010, carried out by the Israeli army in international waters, many new twitter accounts have been created, by both sides (Israel and its apologists Vs. pro-Palestinian peace activists), with the sole aim to initiate a counter-narrative “PR” campaign against each other.

    A “new era of PR” has been initiated by new accounts such as @USGOVPR (joined twitter on June 1st, 2010) and @IsraelGlobalPR (joined twitter on 31 May 2010), @HamasGlobalPR (joined twitter on June 1st, 2010).

    And while mainstream media embargoes many verboten ideas, and operates always within its own bubble of assumptions, the twitter news-wire is free from all those constraints. Tweets are passionate, racist, negationist, belligerent, provocative, and most of all funny and sarcastic.

    Even the twitter account of @IDFSpokesperson and the Consulate General of Israel in New York, @IsraelConsulate (that held the twitter Q&A #AskIsrael) have adapted to the twitter environment by showing some air of sarcasm in their hasbara.

    In this sea of blood and madness, being funny – not à la “Con the World” disgusting way – is certainly much better than killing and arresting journalists who were on the ship; and that is much elegant than the IDF’s doctored audio, photos and videos that are meant to manipulate public opinion.

    I was tweeting massively about the #flotilla and this post should end my twitter contribution to the noble – and so far successful – struggle to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

    Here is a collection of the 33 best sarcastic tweets related to the tragedy that I came across during this past week:

     

    @IsraelGlobalPR: Sneak preview of our impartial investigation: “Israel’s response was proportionate and justified”

     
    @IsraelConsulate: @somemuslim If u want to send chocolate, bring it to the Consulate and we will b happy to send it to Gaza after proper inspection #flotilla

     
    @HamasGlobalPR: If the price of ending the blockade is that we need to accept gay visitors, long live the blockade #gaza #flotilla #gays

     
    @TheLiamMurphy: Somali pirates attack over 100 Ships with 6 fatalities. Israel captures 1 & murders over 9 http://bit.ly/90YN34”

     
    @SarahJanett: “paint-ball guns” Why not just dress the Israeli commandos up in non-threatening clown uniforms? Or Charlie Chaplin outfits. #flotilla #fact

     
    @AnnraoiOD: GOATS are banned in Gaza. @IsraelMFA How does banning such animals protect Israeli security? #RachelCorrie #FreeGaza http://bit.ly/aCjadx

     
    @avinunu: Based on Obama logic on #flotilla BP should be entitled to investigate itself “impartially” of course!

     
    @janee: If the israeli army was only armed with paintballs I’m never playing skirmish again! #flotilla

     

     
    @IsraelStatePR : We are peacefull people. You see there is lot of peace in cemeteries we created in Gaza. #flotilla #israel

     
    @amirahoweidy: Pls stop comparing Israel’s army to Somali pirates! This is insulting to the Somali pirates who didn’t murder anyone #flotilla #Gaza

     
    @radgeness: We warn the island of Cyprus to leave Israel’s territorial waters immediately or risk the consequences. #flotilla

     
    @HamasGlobalPR: #flotilla. please make sure next boat is only gays, christians and slutty woman. looking fo a win-win: either israel kills them or we will

     
    @pmoharper: Israel investigating itself for war crimes is like BP investigating itself for safety violations. #gaza #flotilla #cdnpoli

     
    @IsraelGlobalPR: Israel has seized toys from the flotilla which could have provided emotional support to Hamas. #flotilla

     
    @somemuslim: Israel should lead investigation into attack on #flotilla? Then Bin Laden should lead 9/11 investigation http://bit.ly/brRhNe

     
    @TenPercent: How many Zionist trolls does it take to change a lightbulb? The lightbulb attacked us! #flotilla

     
    @AlanDana: Where is the global condemnation of Turkey for it’s #flotilla attack against Israel? #StandWithIsrael #tcot

     
    @SarahJanett: We will soon release evidence that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is the second in command of Al-Qaeda, after Bin Laden. #flotilla

     
    @EhabZ: Wasn’t the 1st time pirates hijacked ships, but 1st time I can recall them claiming “self-defense.” #flotilla

     
    @SherifSharkawy: Now,I admit. Israeli soldiers were defending themselves from most dangerous weapon: Pikachu http://bit.ly/9QKXDV #flotilla #FreedomFlotilla

     
    @IsraelGlobalPR: Now that we have copies of their passports, Israel will release all foreigners from the flotilla

     
    @stpaulgal49: It’s all clear now. People on #flotilla were found “without papers.” Thank God Israel stopped them before they reached Arizona.

     
    @alaa: Economist forgets how easily chickens can be weaponized in this day and age http://is.gd/cAhfU and no one told me economist is using drupal

     

    @migueldeicaza: Israel is the kind of country that would elect Glenn Beck for president, is made up of Fox News viewers with billions in weapons

     
    @SarahJanett: What will Israel now do with Rachel Corrie ship thats heading there way. Is there such a thing as a water-bulldozer? #flotilla #rachelcorrie

     
    @USGOVPR: The soldier probably thought the man was holding an RPG. Some of our pilots have accidentally done the same thing #flotilla

     
    @FakeIsraelMFA: Mossad has evidence Terror Boat Rachel Corrie is carrying IRA Terrorists who plan to join the Hamas to invade Britain! #flotilla

     
    @IsraelGlobalPR: Israel apologises for the death of a US citizen aboard the flotilla, however we must state that the individual was not white

     
    @GenRachel: I call for the end of the occupation of Obama in the White House!!!! #tcot #Obama #politics – hey we need a FLOTILLA!

     
    @Ultra_Bravo: i never would’ve been upset about this whole #flotilla thing if i had watched that holocaust documentary last week.

     
    @Remroum: Wow at the rally. Listening to a pissed off Zionist yell at pro-Palestinian Orthodox Jews: you should have died in the Holocaust!! #flotilla

     
    @DolpheenaIDF: @montezume No we’ll never be at peace cz the world is Nazi

     

     
    @heidiko44: I don’t know what to believe anymore ~ #flotilla

     

     
    • Freedom Flotilla 9:47 am on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is one of the best posts i saw. very funny indeed, thanks 😉

    • Aaron 10:48 am on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Unfortunately @Israelconsulate isn’t even a parody account, it’s the official account of Israel Consulate in New York. A few days after (June 3) the attack on the flotilla they had a twitter conference with Israeli Minister for “Information & Diaspora” [AKA propagada] Yuli Edelstein and that was one of the answers given. The account isn’t very active and you can still see that tweet. BTW A list of permitted goods was recently obtained by some Israelis activists under FOI and chocolate is not one of the 30 or so items admitted to Gaza under the blockade. @IsraelConsulate previously answered that “Chocolate is getting into Gaza”, however neglected to mention that’s it’s via the smuggling tunnels to Egypt. It’s worth examining the responses to questions posed to @Israelconsulate during the twitter conference: the cynicism and semantic games are breathtaking.

    • sami ben gharbia 3:19 pm on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for the info Aaron, do you have the link to the list? I only saw this one

    • catauro 4:41 pm on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      LOL exellent post Sami… !!

    • Ebtihal 4:52 pm on June 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Very Nice. Thanks

  • sami ben gharbia 2:46 pm on May 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Anti-censorship movement in Tunisia: creativity, courage and hope! 

    A cartoon by the prominent Tunisian blogger and cartoonist Z

    Following the recent massive wave of online censorship carried out by the Tunisian censor, targeting major social websites, such as the popular video-sharing websites, flickr, blogs aggregators, blogs, facebook pages and profiles, the anti-censorship movement adopted very creative, outspoken and brave tactics in protesting the online censorship. A censorship that is not only harming the country’s average Internet users but is also affecting professionals whose work is relying on web 2.0 services and platforms, like youtube, flickr and other media-sharing websites.

    Far from being exaggerated, the Tunisian anti-censorhip movement is one of the best innovative in the world and has been adopting creative approaches and tactics from its early beginning to its current stage. From Yezzi Fock Ben Ali! (Enough is enough, Ben Ali!) and its online protest “Freedom of Expression in Mourningorganized during The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis in November 2005, to the Google Earth bombing for a free Tunisia, and the several national days and white notes against censorship, despite its technical and tactical advantages, has never managed to go offline and reach out to the average masses of Tunisian Netizens. It was mainly limited to a hard core of digital activists and bloggers who are pushing for a political and social change by making sure to remain independent from any political party while putting their struggle for online free speech within the continual and broader battle for fundamental rights and justice led by the civil society.

    But things are about to change, since the new wave of online censorship is affecting everybody and is not anymore targeting the very dissent and political blogs and websites. Which is why it was not surprising at all to see how much the Tunisian internet community is abuzz with discussions related to various aspects of censorship policy and how much it is embracing and contributing to the anti-censorship protest.

    The new anti-censorship efforts, which were prepared and organized publicly online by grassroots activists – on facebook, twitter and Google Groups and Docs – were involved in a wide range of initiatives and here are the most important ones:

    However, the move that will revolutionize the entire protest had the merit to bring it offline. All started when the virtual protest culminated in a non-virtual one with the initiative Nhar 3la 3ammar (A day against the censor, or manif22mai, #manif22mai on twitter). Two activists and bloggers, Slim Amamou (@slim404) and Yassin Ayari, took upon themselves the courageous responsibility of calling to rally in front of the Tunisian Ministry of communication technologies on May 22nd, while ensuring to request a permit and respect the proper legal procedures which are required to hold a rally. The rally in Tunisia was also part of a May 22 worldwide day against Internet filtering in the country.

    Slim and Yassine, joined at a certain point by Lina Ben Mhenni, mastered the art of communication by making sure to update their friends and sympathizers about each step they are taking, producing a serie of videocasts published on the not-yet-blocked video-sharing website vimeo as well as on facebook.

    And the expected happened: on May 21, a day before the rally, the two main organizers were arrested and investigated during the entire day. They appeared later on separate video messages where they were forced by the security forces to call off the rally and urge protestors to stay home. Slim was also forced to sign a document stating that he “understood that his call for a demonstration is wrong.”

    The Police demanded that Slim records a video asking people not to show up for the planned demonstration. Apparently, Slim had to negotiate the terms of this “friendly public service announcement.” Afterwards, he had to sign a document saying that he “understood that his call for a demonstration is wrong” and then he was driven out by the police to record that “friendly reminder to stay home” aimed to dissuade people from demonstrating.

    The same evening, a communiqué signed by the friends of Yassine & Slim – translated here by our friend from Morocco, Hisham (also available in French and in Arabic) alerted the public opinion and called for a plan B: “walk on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, in downtown Tunis, wearing white shirts and sit in the cafes on May 22nd at 3 pm, as a symbolic act to protest internet censorship“:

    #manif22mai - May 22, 2010 - photo by Olfa (@mimouna on twitter)

    Friday May 21th, from 11 am local Tunis time and until now (6.30 pm), it has become impossible to contact any of both organizers of the citizen’s march, Slim Amamou and Yassin Ayari. This comes despite the fact that both organizers insisted they wouldn’t turn off their cell phones, not today, nor tomorrow, and that in the case their phones were not working they would use any internet connection from any public space nearby. Add to this the fact that Slim’s car was parked near Habib Bourguiba Street, and that most probably both organizers were contacted by the Ministry of the Interior to announce the march was disallowed (…), we assume tat they are now at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior or any of its affiliate centers.

    Tomorrow, May 22 is the day of the march, called for by Slim and Yassin, who strictly followed the procedures prescribed by the law protecting the right to protest set forth by the constitutional (specifically Law No. 4 of 24 January 1969 “organizing public meetings and processions and demonstrations and gatherings,” particularly the chapters from Part II and Chapter I in Part I). We call on all citizens to consult the text of the law governing the right to demonstrate available in Arabic and French.

    […]

    No one can declare the march “illegal” (nor “legal” for that matter) if the initiators can’t lead it. And until this moment it seems there is no possibility that they would. But at the same time, and as friends of Slim and Yassin, we can’t ignore the many indicators that prove that the march has been banned indeed. And it is necessary to inform everybody of all obstacles and difficulties so as not to leave Slim and Yassin exposed to liability or legal consequences in case the march is declared illegal.

    At the same time we call upon all those who do not see the possibility of participating in the march to join the following initiative.

    The initiative was clearly supported by Slim and it calls on supporters to walk on Avenue Habib Bourguiba wearing white shirts and sit in the cafes on Saturday at three o’clock pm, as a symbolic show of protest against [internet censorship]. At the same time we call on everyone to respect the campaign slogans and principles and focus on the issue of internet censorship and continue all efforts aimed at denouncing censorship by following legal means. Of course, we are also calling for the release of Slim and Yassin (if they are not freed before three o’clock on Saturday 22 May), free of any legal prosecution, since they upheld all legal procedures as mentioned earlier.

    On May 22, Tunisians living abroad took to the street in front of their country’s embassies and consulates in Paris, Bonn and New York. In Tunis, dozens of young Tunisians have managed to converge on Avenue Habib Bourguiba and took part in the protest. And even if the presence of uniformed and plain-clothes police barring access to the flash mob site and making it impossible for an important number of sympathizers – easily recognizable by their white T-shirts – to join the protest or remain seated in the café terraces, Tunisia’s first flashmob protesting online censorship was a successful story that should inspire us all.

    #manif22mai - Avenue Habib Bourguib, Tunis, May 22, 2010 - photo by Houeida Anouar

    #manif22mai - Avenue Habib Bourguib, Tunis, May 22, 2010 - This girl has been arrested the same day, no news about her whereabouts- photo by Houeida Anouar

    #manif22mai - Montreal, May 22, 2010 - photo by Haroun Bouazzi

    #manif22mai - Paris, in front of the Tunisian consulate, May 22, 2010 - photo by Nhar 3la 3ammar

     
  • sami ben gharbia 6:07 am on April 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Tunisie : les sites de partage de vidéos sont censurés un à un, blip.tv et metacafe, nouvelles victimes ! 

    Update: un 6ème site de partage de vidéos a été aussi censuré le même jour, il s’agit du site vidoemo.com.

    Tôt ce matin, la Tunisie censure le 5ème site de partage de vidéo, blip.tv. Hier ils ont censuré metacafe.com et au début du mois d’avril, 2010, c’était le tour du site wat.tv. 3 sites de partage de vidéos censurés au mois d’avril !! Que reste-t-il du Web en Tunisie ??

    les sites de partage de vidéos sont censurés un à un en Tunisie

     
  • sami ben gharbia 12:51 pm on February 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Google has disabled the ability for Nawaat to upload new videos 

    Update – February 17, 2010: Youtube has restored the rejected video and nawaat’s account. Thank you Google for the understanding and thank you all for the support.

    Today we got a message from Youtube informing us that the ability to post new videos on Youtube has been temporarily disabled for violating the YouTube Community Guidelines because of a video deemed “inappropriate.” We are pretty sure that some Tunisian pro-government users have flagged it as inappropriate, even we cannot prove it. This is the message we received:

    The following video(s) from your account have been disabled for violating the YouTube Community Guidelines:

    Tunise : enfants des zones défavorisées (Nawaat)

    While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. It’s not okay to post videos showing bad stuff like animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them.

    This is the second Community Guidelines warning sanction your account has received within six months. Accordingly, the ability to post new content to YouTube from this account has been disabled and will not return until two weeks after you acknowledge this message. Please review the YouTube Community Guidelines and refrain from further violations, which may result in the termination of your account(s).


    Click to enlarge

    The video in question (also available on our Posterous page), titled Tunise : enfants des zones défavorisées (Tunisia: Children from disadvantaged areas), shows a groupd of 6 – 7 year old Tunisian kids inhaling glue and talking about why and from where they’re getting the substance. Sniffing glue, which is considered gateway drug, is a very dangerous practice among Tunisian teens and kids from disadvantaged areas and we don’t understand why the video has been found to violate Youtube Terms of Use! Though one can legitimately ask if the video of Neda Agha-Soltan’s death on June 20, 2009 on Youtube was not inappropriate or graphic? Does it not violate Youtube Terms of Use or is it ‘Too Distressing to Ignore‘ as Mashabe described it?

    By rejecting our video, which caused the temporary suspension of our account on its platform, Google is banning what is considered to be the first citizen video that tries to document this practice and share it among our fellow citizens and with the world. By publishing it on Youtube and other video-sharing websites, Nawaat is not encouraging drug abuse nor helping others to imitate those poor kids. This is not nawaat’s mission. Nawaat has been launched to help Tunisians and their friends get access to all kind of barred information. We are providing a platform to anyone who wants to express his or her idea freely without censorship or fear. While we are and intend to remain independent of any political party or NGO, we opened our platform as a space to support democracy and protest human rights abuses in our country. One of our goals is to build an anti-propaganda machine against the very sophisticated and quite crafty official Tunisian propaganda. And precisely that rejected video was meant to counter Tunisia’s official discourse on Child protection and health.

    It’s worth mentioning here that this is not the first time that Youtube administrators shut down human rights activists accounts because of inappropriate content. In late 2007, our Egyptian friend, blogger and journalist, Wael Abbas, who documents human rights abuses by Egyptian police, temporarily had his Youtube account suspended after publishing the infamous video of an Egyptian bus driver being sodomized with a stick by the Egyptian police officers. Let us also recall that it was thanks to that same video published on Youtube that justice was served and that the two Egyptian torturers were sentenced to three years in jail for sodomizing and torturing the driver.

    The irony is that during the Breaking Borders event that was organized by Google in november last year to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin wall, I answered a question, on how to support online free speech, asked by Rachel Whetstone Vice President, Public Policy and Communications at Google, by saying that Google should not suspend human rights activists accounts like what happened with the aforementioned case of my friend Wael Abbas (I also highlighted the importance of adding https to blogspot blogging platform, a step which I still believe is crucial to help protect the identity of anonymous bloggers under repressive regimes – The video of the panel discussion during the Breaking Borders event is availbale on Google Freedom of Expression@Google YouTube-Channel).

    Now that our ability to publish new content on Youtube has been disabled, temporarily, for two weeks, and threatened to be terminated in case we publish another “inappropriate” video (and we certainly will), what are the lessons that we should learn from this incident:

    • activist should consider hosting their video materials on Witness’ The HUB, which I believe is a very good alternative to Youtube, as it is a global platform totally dedicated to human rights media.
    • activists should host their own content, if they can afford it (we cannot), or publish it on multiple platforms, not only as a long-term backup strategy but as a viral strategy as well. The sword of a sudden suspension of their account can fall at any time, especially if you are not an activist from Iran or China, countries that score high on the Index of what I call the “business of online free speech and digital activism”. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Mauritania, Libya, etc., are forgotten cases; Unfortunately, we do not attract enough media attention and we won’t, we are not sexy enough, not only for the average online freedom of expression “advocates”, but for the most dedicated ones as well, those self-proclaimed “Meta-activists” and social media gurus! The few good exceptions that are doing their best to raise awareness and support our causes are our only allies who have been at our side in all tragic events. All the rest are a lost case, you cannot rely on them during difficult situations, especially the NGO’s world. Digital activism, Twitter Revolution, Internet equal democracy bullshit, all that hype is only an unprecedented opportunity for raising money, promoting own agenda (political, ideological), building over inflated egos- you name it.
    • We, grassroots, self-funded and independent activists and administrators of 100% independent social media and activism projects, urgently need to unpack the unstated motives in NGOs, companies and governments Internet freedom policies, if I may borrow the expression from my friend Ethan Zuckerman in his excellent and eye-opening article. We need to understand, demystify and navigate very carefully this field that starts to be hijacked by some Super-powers, global web 2.0 giants, funders and NGO’s that are using it for their own political, economic and geo-strategic agendas. Internet freedom is a very beautiful and attractive slogan that can hide its worst enemies. And to all our westerns friends who are willing to help us sincerely, please focus on the western companies that are making money by selling censor-wares to our authoritarian regimes. Don’t look only at Nokia/Siemens role in Iran and overlook Secure Computing, Websense, Mcafee and Sisco System roles in Tunisia, Syria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE…

    I’m very sorry if my conclusions sound harsh, but how else can one describe this bitterness. The team of Nawaat has been fighting very hard to keep its site and all its online initiatives and projects alive. We have been struggling against censorship, daily hacking and DDos attacks for the last 6 years, since it was blocked few weeks after its launch in 2004. Not only our collective blog and all its mirror websites are blocked, but also all the personal blogs of its administrators are banned and hacked– for more than seven years. Nawaat’s twitter account was the first twitter page to be blocked in Tunisia and so its Posterous numerous pages, its facebook page, Cybversion.org, nawaat’s project that monitors online censorship in Tunsia, Yezzi, the online protest against Ben Ali, blocked then hacked at the 20th occasion of Ben Ali’s rule. Even Youtube and Dailymotion were blocked in Tunisia because of the videos published their by our team.

    And while we are not complaining about all the censorship and attacks targeting us, as we are totally aware that these are the consequences of the fight we are waging against the Tunisian regime to win back our freedom of expression, we really don’t want and don’t expect to see this battle front extended to Google services.

     
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