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Tunisia deletes Internet censorship policies

September 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms

Government representatives in Tunisia have confirmed that the country has officially brought its stringent Internet censorship policies –  known as ‘Ammar 404’ – to an end. According to Information and Communication Minister Mongi Marzoug this has been brought on by the recent revolution in Tunisia and the interim government will now try to promote access to information and freedom of expression.

Known in Tunisia as Ammar 404, the country officially brought their stringent internet censorship policies to an end (image: stock.xchng)

The launching of the country’s National Forum of Internet governance will be “the end of Ammar 404” he said.

“The Minister said that Tunisia will announce its membership to joint action for freedom of expression on the Internet Freedom online, which holds its second session, on September 6-7, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya,” wrote Tunis Afrique Presse.

Tunisia will also try to prove to the world that they have truly ended censorship as he presented the main objectives of the upcoming ICT4All conference to be held in Tunisia.

“This event aims to give a new image of Tunisia as a country leader in the field of ICTs and freedom of expression and boost the country’s role in this sector on the Maghrebi, Arab and African levels,” wrote Tunis Afrique Presse.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor


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