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  • sami ben gharbia 2:32 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Zouheir Makhlouf sentenced to 3 months prison term 

    Today, December 1st, 2009, online reporter Zouheir Makhlouf has been sentenced to 3 months prison term and ordered to pay a fine of 6000 dinars.

    On October 20th, 2009, Zouhaïer Makhlouf, a Tunisia Human rights activist and correspondent of Assabil Online website has been arrested for publishing a video report online about the environmental pollution in Nabeul (Dar Chaabane El Fehri), a coastal town in northeastern Tunisia.

    Zouhaïer Makhlouf is one of the most active human rights activist both online and offline. He has published several human rights testimonies (video, audio and textual) which broke the silence on many sensitive issues and human rights abuses faced by tunisian activists and former political prisoners.

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  • sami ben gharbia 11:37 am on November 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tunisia: blogger Fatma Riahi arrested and could face criminal libel charge 

    update 1: November 6th, 2009 – Lawyer Ben Debba said fatma has been transferred to Bouchoucha police station and might be summoned to appear before a public prosecutor.

    update 2: November 7th, 2009 – Lawyer Ben Debba said that fatma has been released.

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    On Monday, November 2nd, 2009, Tunisian blogger and college Theatre professor, Fatma Riahi (34), known online as Arabicca, was summoned to appear before the Criminal Brigade of Gorjani (Tunis), where she was questioned about her online activities.

    Fatma was released the same day around 10 pm then summoned again the next day, on Tuesday November 3rd when three Security officers escorted her to her house in Monastir, located at 160 km from the capital (Tunis), to conduct a search for evidence that she may be hiding behind the pen-name of the famous Tunisian cartoonist blogger Blog de Z. They also confiscated her PC. On Wednesday, they escorted her again to her home in search for her passwords and managed to access her facebook account.

    Since then, Arabicca has not been released and has been denied to meet her lawyer, Miss Laila Ben Debba, who spoke to her only for few minutes. Arabicca is being detained in Gorjani Police Station and could face criminal libel charge that potentially carries a prison term to up to three years in prison.

    Fatma was blogging at Fatma Arabicca. A blog that she deleted three days before the arrest.

    A Free Arabicca campaign blog has been launched by fellow Tunisian bloggers in support for Fatma, as well as a facebook page.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 11:31 am on November 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Introducing Threatened Voices 

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    Never before have so many people been threatened or imprisoned for what the words they write on the internet.

    As activists and ordinary citizens have increasingly made use of the internet to express their opinions and connect with others, many governments have also increased surveillance, filtering, legal actions and harassment. The harshest consequence for many has been the politically motivated arrest of bloggers and online writers for their online and/or offline activities, in some tragic cases even leading to death. Online journalists and bloggers now represent 45% of all media workers in prison worldwide.

    Today, Global Voices Advocacy is launching a new website called Threatened Voices to help track suppression of free speech online. It features a world map and an interactive timeline that help visualize the story of threats and arrests against bloggers worldwide, and it is a central platform to gather information from the most dedicated organisations and activists, including Committee to Protect Bloggers, The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, Reporters without Borders, Human Rights Watch, CyberLaw Blog, Amnesty International, Committee to Protect Journalists, Global Voices Advocacy.

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    What blogger, where?

    Finding accurate information about arrested and threatened bloggers and online writers is difficult for several reasons.

    First, the secrecy surrounding online censorship and repression makes it extra difficult to be accurate. Not a single week passes without stories of arrests of yet another online journalist or activist in countries like Egypt or Iran, but the details and reasons are often shrouded in mystery.

    Second, there is still some confusion about the definition of a “blogger”. Professional journalists are increasingly migrating to online media and blogs in pursuit of more freedom, blurring the old lines of definition. And many so-called cyber-dissidents in China, Tunisia, Vietnam, or Iran, do not have personal blogs. Other times, bloggers are arrested for their offline activity, rather than for what they have published online.

    This confusion has sometimes made it hard for online free speech advocates to come up with a good strategies and partnerships to defend bloggers and online activists, but it has never been more important to try.

    Let’s work together

    At Global Voices we engage a community of authors, editors, and translators, who help keep us all informed of free speech and human rights abuses. With Threatened Voices we aim to open the process of reporting up even further to any person who has information.

    We’re calling on those whose friends, relatives, colleagues, or compatriots, have been threatened to help create and update the profiles of those missing or under arrest, so we can seek additional sources, verify, and link to online campaigns dedicated to freeing them.

    In the process, we are hoping to learn more about when, where, and to what extent bloggers are being subjected to abuse in different countries, so we can share that information widely with journalists, researchers, and activists, and work towards creating an internet where everyone can exercise their right to speak freely, and where bloggers in prison are not forgotten.

    Help spread the word. Tweet, blog and update your facebook status about Threatened Voices!

     
  • sami ben gharbia 11:39 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tunisia: Prominent Activist Arrested For Environmental Video Report Published Online 

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    On October 20th, 2009, Zouhaïer Makhlouf, a Tunisia Human rights activist and correspondent of Assabil Online website has been arrested for publishing a video report online about the environmental pollution in Nabeul (Dar Chaabane El Fehri), a coastal town in northeastern Tunisia.

    According to reports released by several local human rights organizations, it seems that someone called Mourad Ladhib had brought a case against Mr Makhlouf accusing him of filming without permission.

    Mr Makhlouf in turn, has denied the charges against him and refused to sign the police report arguing hat the subject of his online video report was part of the activities of the Democratic Progressive Party – a legal party of which he is an active member- to ivestigate social, economic and environmental issues in the area of Nabeul, adding that he didn’t film any sensitive areas prohibited by the law and accusing the investigator of politicizing the case.

    Mr Makhlouf has since been transferred to Mornaguia Prison in the suburbs of Tunis where he began a hunger strike on October 21st to protest against his illegal detention. Mr Makhlouf will be tried on November 3rd, 2009, on defamation charges and could be sentenced to up to one year in prison, under the Tunisian Telecommunications Code.

    On October 26th, Tunisian Security services and plainclothes police surrounded the office of the Democratic Progressive Party in a bid to block a rally in support of the detained activist. Furthermore, and on the same day, State Security also surrounded the house of Mr Makhlouf preventing his friends from contacting Mr Makhlouf’s wife to persuade her to stop a hunger strike that she began on October 22nd in support for her husband.

    Despite the continuous threats and harassments that he is subjected to, Zouhaïer Makhlouf is one of the most active human rights activist both online and offline. He has published several human rights testimonies (video, audio and textual) which broke the silence on many sensitive issues and human rights abuses faced by tunisian activists and former political prisoners.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 12:41 pm on July 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tunisia: Facebook user jailed for spreading rumors liable to disrupt public order 

    Written for Global Voices

    FacebookKhedija_Arfaoui.jpgOn Saturday, July 4, 2009, The 8th Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance in Tunis has condemned a retired professor, Dr Khedija Arfaoui, to eight months in prison for spreading rumors, on the social networking website Facebook, liable to disrupt public order.

    Dr Khedija Arfaoui, a feminist retired professor at the Manouba University in Tunis, was accused of spreading a message on Facebook about the rumor of 5 children being abducted from school in Tunisia. Recent rumors that children have been abducted and trafficked in Tunisia have been circulating for some months and have reached epidemic proportions with many parents concerned that their kids will be kidnapped, despite an official denial by Tunisia’s Minister of Interior during a press conference.

    The rumor has managed to spread throughout the country, especially on the Internet. On Facebook, a popular social networking website in Tunisia with an estimate of 623,000 users, videos and alerts of child abductions have been posted and shared with friends.

    Dr. Khedija Arfaoui is a Tunisian women’s rights activists and member of the Feminist Association of Tunisian Women for Research and Development and founder of the Association of Development and Protection of the Environment (ADPE)

    Some observers, such as blogger Mokhtar Yahyaoui, a former judge who was deprived of office because of his open letter to the Tunisian President condemning the lack of independence of the Tunisian judiciary, believe that the government needs to find a scapegoat for the rumor.

    Juriste Tunisie, a legal information blog edited by a team of Tunisian jurists who seek to promote communication and dissemination of information about the law of Tunisia, has followed the case in all its legal aspects, with emphasis on how Tunisian laws about defusing rumors over the Internet are vague.

    In an almost similar case, on March 15, 2005, Ramzi Bettibi was arrested and then sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for copying, onto a forum board he moderated, an online statement from a group threatening terror attacks if former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon attended the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunisia.

     
    • parishiromi 12:23 am on March 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Bonsoir. Je viens de vous envoyer un message sur le Twitter pour la chaîne nationale japonaise, NHK.
      La chaîne NHK souhaiterait vous interviewer sur le rôle des réseaux sociaux par rapport à la révolution qui a eu lieu en Tunisie. Pensez-vous que nous pourrons vous rencontrer ? Merci de me répondre à mon adresse mail. Bien cordialement / Hiromi Kimura

  • sami ben gharbia 4:50 pm on May 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Tunisia: First Woman to Get Six Years Prison For Her Online Activities 

    Written for Global Voices

    On Thursday 14 May 2009, the 5th Criminal Chamber of the Court of First Instance in Tunis convicted the 22-year old ICT Student, Mariam Zouaghi, who was in custody, on separate terrorist-related charges, and sentenced her to six years in prison.

    Mariam Zouaghi is the first Tunisian woman to be convicted under The Anti-Terrorism Act of 10 December 2003.

    Mariam has been arrested on July 26th, 2008, for visiting banned websites, publishing online articles on alleged extremist forum boards and collecting money to support Gaza.

    In a phone call with Global Voices Advocacy, defense lawyer, Samir Ben Amor, says Mariam maintained her innocence and denied accusations that she belonged to any terror groups. She also stressed that her case was related to her online activities and her support to the people of Gaza.

     
    • lamisa 1:56 pm on June 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi bro!

      ‘im looking for good tunisians blogs, with free talking, thinking,…

      please recommand me someones

      sorry for my bad english

      sami

    • mouniya barbouch 8:56 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well Sami, I think Ezzine bou5chAm he’s a good bloger 4 U

  • sami ben gharbia 1:48 am on July 18, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    صورة لشهداء تونس الثمانية ضمن صفقة تبادل الأسرى بين حزب الله و إسرائيل 

    تحديث: على ما يبدو فإن الصورة التي رافقت تدوينتي هذه لا تحوي صور الشهداء التونسيين الثمانية، بل أثنين منهم فقط و مجموعة من الشهداء السوريين و الفلسطينيين. و قد قام صديق لي لا يريد البوح عن اسمه بتنبيهي مشكورا و بإرسال صور التونسيين الأصلية مع معلومات وافية حول ملابسات استشهادهم.

    يمكنكم تحميل ملف الصور من على هذا الرابط

    تزامن خبر تحرير الأسرى اللبنانيين الخمسة وعلى رأسهم عميد الأسرى العرب سمير القنطار و الذي جاء نتيجة أخر عملية تبادل مع الكيان الصهيوني التي صار يتقنها حزب الله اللبناني مع النداء باسترجاع رفات ثمانية شهداء تونسيين لقوا نحبهمه في جبهات الجنوب الللبناني المقاوم. و هذه هي صورهم و معلوماتهم الشخصية حسب ما جاء في بيان لجمعية حرية و إنصاف التونسية بتاريخ 17 جويلية 2008:

    سامي بن الطاهر الحاج علي

    أصيل ميدون جربة من مواليد 28/05/1967 طالب استشهد صحبة 6 من رفاقه و ذلك يوم الخميس 19/01/1995 في عملية ضد الاحتلال الاسرائيلي بالطريق الواقعة بين بلدة الطيبة اللبنانية و مستوطنة ”مسكان عام” بفلسطين المحتلة .

    رياض بن الهاشمي بن جماعة

    أصيل صفاقس من مواليد 02/03/1968 طالب استشهد صحبة 6 من رفاقه و ذلك يوم الخميس 19/01/1995 في عملية ضد الاحتلال الاسرائيلي بالطريق الواقعة بين بلدة الطيبة اللبنانية و مستوطنة ”مسكان عام” بفلسطين المحتلة .

    كمال بن السعودي بدري

    أصيل المتلوي ولاية قفصة مولود في 27/01/1975 أستشهد في 27/01/1996 في عملية ضد الاحتلال في منطقة السريرة ”قضاء جزين” في جنوب لبنان.

    بليغ بن محمد أنور اللجمي

    أصيل صفاقس 22 سنة تلميذ أستشهد في 27/01/1996 في عملية ضد الاحتلال في منطقة السريرة ”قضاء جزين” في جنوب لبنان.

    ميلود بن ناجح

    أصيل مدنين قرية تبرقيت أستشهد في عملية الطائرات الشراعية الشهيرة التي قامت بها الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير فلسطين القيادة العامة ضد معسكر الاحتلال لقوات الكموندوس و ذلك في شمال فلسطين انطلاقا من جنوب لبنان يوم 27/11/1987.

    عمران بن الكيلاني المقدمي

    أصيل المظيلة ولاية قفصة من مواليد 1962 أستشهد في 26/04/1988 في عملية ضد الاحتلال ”بأصبع الجليل ” شمال فلسطين المحتلة ردا على أغتيال القائد الفلسطيني أبوجهاد خليل الوزير في تونس صبيحة 16/0/1988

    خالد بن صالح الجلاصي

    من مواليد جانفي 1964 بقرية ”نصرالله” ولاية القيروان أستشهد في 28/12/1988 في عملية ضد الاحتلال بمنطقة ”المنارة” بالجليل الأعلى شمال فلسطين المحتلة و ذلك انطلاقا من جنوب لبنان

    فيصل الحشايشي

    طالب بكلية العلوم بتونس من مواليد قابس أستشهد في 08/07/1993 في عملية ضد دورية احتلال بمنطقة ”العيشية” بجنوب لبنان على مشارف فلسطين.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 10:04 pm on June 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    بالأحمر كفناه 

    بالأحمر كفناه

    بمناسبة يوم التدوينة الحمراء تضامنا مع أهالينا بمناطق الحوض المنجمي.

    معذرة لصاحب هذه الصورة الجميلة التي وجدتها على محرك بحث غوغل. معذرة أيضا على إضافة دمعة من أجل تونس في عين هذا الشاب.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 7:41 pm on March 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    قطع الماء عن زنزانة الصحفي و المدوّن سليم بوخذير 

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    لمشاهدة الفيديو على يوتيوب إضغط هنا

    لا يزال مسلسل الإنتقام من الصحفي و المدون التونسي سليم بوخذير مستمرا منذ أن تجاوز هذا الأخير الخطوط الحمر التي رسمتها السلطة . فبعد أن فُصل من عمله بجريدة أخبار الجمهورية ثم جـُوّع هو و ذويه و اعتـُدي عليه بالعنف مرارا و خـُرب بيته و نصب له كمين بات من اختصاص عصابات الأمن (كالذي نصب للفكاهي التونسي الهادي ولد باب الله من أجل تقليده للرئيس بن على و الحكم عليه سنة سجنا بتهمة “حيازة مادة مخدّرة” ) لفقت له بمقتضاه تهم باطلة، بعد أن وعدوه كذبا باسترجاع جواز سفره مقابل تعليق إضراب عن الطعام كان قد خاضه معية الحقوقي و المحامي محمد النوري.

    فبعد أن فبركت ضده يوم 04 ديسمبر 2007 مسرحية “عدلية” لفقت له خلالها تهم “الإعتداء على البوليس و الأخلاق الحميدة” و “رفض الإدلاء ببطاقة هويته” و من ثم الزج به في السجن دون موجب و لا مبرر لمدة عام واحد، ها هي الدولة التونسية تستفرد به في زنزانته التي باتت فضاءا، لا للعقوبة و الإصلاح كما تتدعي، بل للانتقام و التشفي من الخصماء السياسين و سجناء الرأي.

    إذ لا يكفي أن حرمته إدارة السجن من ملاقات طبيبه الخاص و نقله إلى زنزانة ضيقة و مظلمة بعد أن سدت عليه نافذة الإنارة و التهوئة الوحيدة و الصغيرة، ها هي تحرمه حتى من الماء لمدة ثلاث أيام.

    إلا أنه حسب قول السيد رضا خماخم، المسؤول عن حقوق الإنسان في وزارة العدل التونسية (إستمع فوق لحديث السيد رضا خماخم لقناة الجزيرة ) فإن سليم بوخذير يقيم في غرفة و ليس في زنزانة و هذه الغرفة “تتوفر فيها كافة شروط الإقامة القانونية المنسجمة مع المعايير الدولية و فيها تلفزيون و فيها ظروف إقامة طيبة، و هو يتمتع بالفسحة اليومية.”

    و لم يبقى لسليم سوى سلاح الإضرابات المتكررة عن الطعام للتعبير عن استنكاره لهذه الإنتهاكات لأبسط حقوقه الإنسانية، كان آخرها يوم 22 فيفري 2008.

    أنشر هنا إتصالي الهاتفي بزوجته السيدة دلندة التي سألتها عن سليم و عن الزيارة التي يعتزم وفد من الصليب الأحمر القيام بها إلى سجن صفاقس أين يقضي سليم بوخذير عقوبته.

    (يمكنكم الإستماع إلى شهادتها فوق أو أسفل أو على هذا الرابط على يوتيوب)

     
  • sami ben gharbia 2:45 pm on January 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    صامتون من أجل فؤاد 

     
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