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Tunisia: 'You can go to jail for a word or
Amnesty InternationalTunisia: 'You can go to jail for a word or an idea'Amnesty InternationalWhen Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian blogger, expressed views online that were deemed offensive to Islam, it cost him his freedom. He was jailed in 2012 for over seven years for “attacking sacred values through actions or words” and “undermining public morals”.Activist tells AI freedom fading from TunisiaUPI.comall 4 news articles »
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 4:14 pm
Tunisia's handmade tiles risk disappearing
Green ProphetTunisia's handmade tiles risk disappearing foreverGreen ProphetThe history of handmade tiles in Tunisia is fascinating. Green Prophet digs deep between the tiles of a rundown factory in Roman Neapolis, Nabeul, a historic tile making center in Tunisia, to discover what fragments remain of this disappearing art ...
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 11:21 am
Tunisia: 3170 local guest workers recruited
Tunisia: 3170 local guest workers recruited since January 2013African Manager3,170 Tunisian guest workers have been recruited from January to November, 2013, up 19 % compared to the same period of 2012, according to the latest statistics from the Tunisian Agency for Technical Cooperation (ATCT). A total of 14,621 Tunisian guest ...
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 5:57 am
'You Can Go to Jail for a Word or an Idea' -
'You Can Go to Jail for a Word or an Idea'Amnesty InternationalWhen Jabeur Mejri, a Tunisian blogger, expressed views online that were deemed offensive to Islam, it cost him his freedom. He was jailed in 2012 for over seven years for "attacking sacred values through actions or words" and "undermining public morals".
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 2:55 am
Tunisia Thwarts New Suicide Bombing -
Tunisia Thwarts New Suicide BombingAllAfrica.comTunis — Tunisian security services foiled a new suicide attack, Shems FM reported on Monday (December 9th). Six members of a terror cell were arrested last Thursday for planning an attack similar to the Sousse bombing of October 30th, interior ...
Posted on 11 December 2013 | 12:28 am
Revolution brings no job hopes forRevolution brings no job hopes for Tunisia's young women
Posted on 10 December 2013 | 4:25 pm
Tunisia 2013 growth not to exceed 2.6%:The World Bank predicted on Friday that growth in Tunisia, where the economy continues to suffer from a political impasse and security problems, will not exceed 2.6 percent in 2013. The forecast contrasts with the Tunisian authorities' more optimistic growth estimates, of 3.0 to 3.5 percent this year and 4.5 percent in 2014, and is one percentage point below the International Monetary Fund's ...
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:40 am
Tunisia jails rapper over lyricsHammamet (Tunisia) (AFP) - A Tunisian rapper was jailed on Thursday for four months over songs deemed insulting to police, in a retrial that his supporters say proves the authorities are harassing dissident artists. The ruling comes amid ongoing human rights concerns under Tunisia's Islamist-led coalition government, almost three years after a popular uprising ousted veteran strongman Zine El ...
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 8:30 am
Strike grips 'ignored' southernTozeur (Tunisia) (AFP) - Tunisia's southern Tozeur region ground to a halt on Wednesday, as the latest in a growing number of strikes around the country was called to protest a lack of development. "This movement is taking place because the authorities have ignored our demands," the UGTT trade union confederation's regional chief, Haroun Bouagga, told AFP. The strike organisers, who include the ...
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 6:38 am
IMF urges Tunisia to move on reforms andTunisia needs to speed up reforms to curb its deficit, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday, as the Tunisian government grapples with political upheaval and a "wait-and-see" attitude among investors. The IMF did not mention its $1.7 billion loan to Tunisia. Tunisia's government and opposition have been wrangling for months over a transition to a caretaker administration, which would ...
Posted on 3 December 2013 | 3:27 am