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All Tunisian Requests For User Information Granted By Facebook
The social network, Facebook has confirmed that it granted all requests by the Tunisian government to access users’ data last year. The Facebook report states that 48 Tunisian user accounts were surveyed at the government’s request between January and June 2015, from which Facebook then extracted information before passing it to the Tunisian go...

Cost of Statue’s Relocations Sparks Facebook Campaign
The expense involved in returning the statue of former President Habib Bourguiba to the Avenue of the name in central Tunis has attracted the ire of social media activists who have taken to Facebook to highlight where they feel the money might be better spent. The statue of the former President astride his horse was...

Ministry Claims Facebook Photos Are Evidence of ‘Terrorist’ Camp
Photos presented by the Ministry of Interior as depicting a training camp for Tunisians preparing to fight in the Syrian civil war actually show a group of teenagers on a camping trip before the conflict even started, a person in the photos told Tunisia Live. Marwen Belhaj Ammar, 18, said he was shocked when he...

A Look Back: Tunisia’s Life on Facebook
In December 2010, amid nationwide riots that would become the Tunisian revolution, my cousin came to visit. She had been watching only national television, which had strictly ignored the protests, and was oblivious to the fact that thousands of people were calling for the overthrow of the government. To enlighten her, I logged in to...

Tunisian Media Ethics Questioned in Coverage of Brahmi Assassination
The professionalism and news-gathering practices of Tunisia’s media outlets have been criticized by the country’s leading journalists' union and HAICA, Tunisia’s new media regulatory authority. The assassination of Mohamed Brahmi on July 25 and the ensuing political crisis in Tunisia has brought renewed scrutiny to th...

Tamarod Tunisia’s Online Presence Large but Disjointed
As the Tunisian Tamarod movement gains media attention and claims growing popular support,  it has built a strong, if disconnected presence online. The movement is inspired in part by Egypt’s Tamarod, which contributed to Wednesday’s ousting of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. Its Tunisian counterpart hopes to effect similar change...

Tunisians Find Facebook Number One Source of News, Says New Study
A majority of Tunisians choose Facebook as their preferred source of news, according to a survey conducted by Northwestern University Qatar and Harris Interactive, a globally-oriented research firm. The study, conducted earlier this year among adult Tunisians from various regions of the country, reported that 52 percent of those surveyed refer to F...

Debate on Privacy and Security in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia
The disclosure in the United States of the controversial Prism surveillance program, which reportedly collects emails, documents, photos, and other electronic material for officials to review, has drawn international attention to the relationship between personal rights and national security. In Tunisia, where there is a history of government surve...