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Carthage Burning: Salafists Attack Contemporary Art Exhibition معرض للفنون التشكيلية & مستقبل حرية التعبير في تونس

الغضب السلفي       Art show Spurs Salafist Rage in Tunisia     Angered by an art exhibition they say insults Islam, thousands of ultraconservative rampaged through parts of Tunis and other cities, posing one of the biggest threats yet to Tunisia. In the northern suburb of La Marsa, attackers tried to enter a […]

Tunisian Student Stands up to Salafists Over Flag

خولة الرشيدي و السلفي Tunisian Girl Confronts Salafists’ Flag Desecration   Khaoula Rashidi [خولة الرشيدي ] is a University of Manouba (Tunis) student who gained national celebrity after a video circulated of her attempt to stop the Tunisian flag from being taken down when a group of religious activists replaced the campus Tunisian flags with a black […]

Tunisian Journalists Arrested on Morality Charges

♣ Three Tunisian Journalists Arrested [Trois journalistes arrêtés] On 15 February, 2012,  Tunisian authorities arrested the owner and publisher of  the newspaper Attounsia, as well as one of its editors and a reporter, for “violating public morals,” after the publishing on its front page a photo one of a sports figure with a nude woman. […]

Google Maps & The Syrian Uprising

In recent weeks, anti-government Syrian activists used Map Maker, a Google crowdsourcing program, to rename key streets, bridges and boulevards after  revolutionary symbols and heroes. Full report at Published by The Washington Post: February 14, 2012: On Google, Syrians map defiance Activists use crowdsourcing software to replace Assad regime’s street names with their own ***

Libya declares liberty with Gaddafi dead & Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ [al wasiyyah]

[Gaddafi’s Death Certificate, issued in Misurata] ‘Sic transit gloria mundi’ BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers declared the country freed from Muammar Gaddafi’s 42 years of one-man rule, saying the “Pharaoh of the times” was in history’s garbage bin and a future of democracy and reconciliation beckoned… [Graphic!] Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ Three […]

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