Web’s Openness Is Tested in Tunisia

Slim Amamou’s struggle to end Internet censorship in Tunisia has come full circle.

In January, the 33-year-old online activist and software developer was jailed after the government accused him, among other things, of attacking President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s website. Mr. Ben Ali soon fell from power. Mr. Amamou was swept into the interim government, embodying how the youth who had run a revolution from the Internet had now gained a toehold in power.

Now he is back on the outside, worrying about what he sees as a new threat of Web censorship.

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