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Tunisian Journalist Must Be Freed

North Africa is facing a dangerous period for press freedom and objective reporting. Governments continue or have recently launched fresh attacks against journalists who report their observations of the facts on the ground based on their independent views. From Morocco's crackdown on any discussion over the Western Sahara conflict to Tunisia's sustained harassment of reporters, there is no shortage of bad news from the region. Newspapers are punished for having a different view, and reporters jailed without a serious due process. ...
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Fahem Boukadous Interviewed by Reporters Without Borders

Below is a video interview released by Reporters without Borders of jailed Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous. Boukadous simply reported about the protests against unemployment and other grievances in a mining region of Gafsa province in 2008. New York-based Human Rights Watch says Fahem Boukadous and Hassan bin Abdullah were convicted after unfair trials in which the defense was not allowed to present witnesses. Their appeals are scheduled for April 27, 2010. ...
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