A Tunisian court has ordered porn sites to be re-blocked
Porn sites became accessible in Tunisia when censorship was lifted in January, following the collapse of the authoritarian regime of President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, and quickly became among
the most popular websites visited by Tunisians.
Since censorship ended in January, seven porn sites have appeared among the 100 most visited websites in Tunisia, with five in the top 50, the Tunisian internet site Business News reports.
last week three lawyers filed a suit in a Tunisian court, claiming that pornographic websites were a danger to Tunisia's young people and ran contrary to Muslim values, Agence France-Presse reports. The court ordered the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) to
re-block all X-rated websites.
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A renowned Tunisian blogger who was imprisoned during the country's Jasmine Revolution announced his resignation from the country's interim
government, apparently in protest over the resumption of internet censorship.
Slim Amadou, 23, minister for sport and youth, announced his decision on the Twitter social networking site: I confirm, I have resigned. Only the administrative
formalities remain, he wrote. He did not give any explanation.
However, later he had told the country's private Express FM he intended to resign, after authorities barred four users' accounts on social networking site Facebook. The government
was acting on the orders of a military tribunal, which ordered the accounts closed after the four Facebook users allegedly accused army chief of staff Rachid Ammar of plotting a coup.