All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tunisia’

Star Wars Tatooine Set “Sinking” into Sahara

George Lucas had transformed the Tunisian Sahara desert in the barren planet with twin suns called Tatooine, for Episode IV of his “Star Wars” space opera in 1976. Now Luke Skywalker’s childhood home is quickly being engulfed in sand dunes. The set of 20 buildings, located northwest of the city of Tozeur, covers an area of around 10,000 square meters, …

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Google Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Google announced today that it would be sponsoring a United Nations celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations designates May 3 as World Press Freedom Day, a day which is, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website, to “evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence, …

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Anonymous Leaks Tunisia Prime Minister’s Emails

In their ever expanding role of revealing corruption and injustice around the world, Anonymous has also set their sights on Tunisia. They are protesting the ruling Ennahda party over their perceived lack of action against conservative Salafi attacks. This recent attack was announced via a video on the Anonymous TN Facebook page. Unfortunately, that video is no longer available due …

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Muhammad Facebook Pictures Land Tunisians in Prison

Reuters is reporting the story of two Tunisians who received prison sentences for posting to Facebook cartoons depicting the image of the prophet Mohammad. The Tunisian justice ministry said Muhammad was depicted naked in the cartoons. Reuters quotes a justice ministry spokesperson as saying, “They were sentenced…to seven years in prison for violation of morality, and disturbing public order.” In …

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