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Tunisia celebrates National Day of Internet Freedom

March 13, 2012  »  UncategorizedNo Comment

Today, Tunisia celebrated the National Day of Internet Freedom in memory of cyber-activist Zouhair Yahyaoui, one of Tunisia’s first vocal online political dissidents and cyber-activists who fought against corruption during the Ben Ali era (and died on March 13, 2005).

Still, as The Next Web‘s Nancy Messieh points out, Tunisia faces moral censorship and the nation is considered ‘Under Surveillance’ by Reports Without Borders. An improvement over last year, for sure, but there is still time before the Internet will truly be uncensored. The Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) has taken efforts to create online neutrality and Internet freedom (just look at their Twitter bio).

2012 is a marked improvement over 2011. Expect gradual progress in the coming year, but don’t be surprised if censorship over at least online pornography prevails.