Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Civil Society protests at WSIS Summit

Civil Society Organisations cancel events, protesting human rights violations in Tunisia
By Charlotte Dany
15 November 2005. In reaction to the human rights violations yesterday in Tunis, many civil society organisations decided to cancel their long-prepared panels at WSIS today in solidarity with the Tunisian civil society. Yesterday, two private civil society meetings in Tunis have been prevented or hindered by the police. Human rights activists and journalists have been harassed, and websites, including the one of the Citizens Summit on the Information Society (CSIS), have been blocked inside of Tunisia.

Statement by the CSIS organizing group: english | french

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