The Aswatona Fund for Media Development, a 1.5m Euro multi-partner regional funding initiative to enhance independent media in the Maghreb and the Mashreq, has launched its second call for grant proposals in support of community media development.
Several members of the Indymedia Africa Working Group will be
participating in the fourth World Forum on Free Media, part of the 2015
World Social Forum, this March in Tunis. Their goals will be to train
and be trained in media tech and production skills, to participate in
collaborative reporting on the WSF, and to network with other organizers
who are working to use grassroots media as a tool to empower grassroots
organizing and beat back the influence of the top-down neocolonialist
Charity-Industrial Complex in Africa and the African diaspora.
We are a group of 228 refugees from the Choucha camp of different nationalities (Palestinian, Somalian - Eritrean - Chadian - Sudanian - Ethiopian). Among us, there are also 52 children, 35 unaccompanied minors and 34 persons living in Medenine who have obtained a certificate of refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR). We would like to inform you that we began a sit-in in front of the UNHCR office which has continued since March 26th; we have also been engaged in an unlimited hunger strike since March 29th.
Tunisia Tops The Arabs' Record In Site Blocking And Beats Saudi - Blocking Pilot Version of A Cultural Site Before Official Release
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said ,today, that the Tunisian government had , on July 18th , blocked the site , Fadaa Jadal Democraty (A space for democratic debate) - http://www.jadal.eu, though being still in the testing period and not officially released yet thereby gaining the title the most hostile Arab country to internet from Saudi Arabia. In April 2010, Saudi authorities blocked the site of The National Assembly for Change, http://eacusa.org , 15 hours after its launch