Citizens’ Digital Rights

Tunisia, a digital police state?

How has Tunisia’s ‘success story’ gone awry? On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Said froze the parliament, dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, previously appointed by Said, and announced that he would rule by decree temporarily. The Constitution that came out of the Arab Spring laid out a semi-presidential system in which power is shared, with …

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Shawarma, Baklava, and Digital Rights Law: Reflections from a Community Workshop on Digital Rights Legal Data at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum

Feature image via SMEX,Geneva, December 19, 2017: SMEX Executive Co-Director Jessica Dheere welcomes participants to our interactive workshop on data, digital rights and law co-hosted with HURIDOCS. The relationships between digital technologies and networks, and their national and regional legal frameworks, are rapidly evolving. Poorly drafted and arbitrarily applied legislation and regulations represent a serious …

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