Skip to comments.Was the revolution lost in Tunisia and Egypt?
Posted on 09/05/2012 10:30:41 PM PDT by Rabin
First it was the media, now it is the artists.
Censorship in the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring - Tunisia - is back.
The government has already been accused of clamping down on reporters. And now, two Tunisian artists have been charged. Their crime: creating sculptures that the authorities say are harmful to public order and good morals.
Nadia Jelassi's work is of a veiled woman surrounded by rocks and suggests she is being stoned, while Mohamed Ben Slama's work is of a child with ants streaming from a schoolbag that spelt out "God".
Meanwhile in Egypt, two journalists are facing trial on charges of insulting Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president.
The trials, the first since Morsi took power in June, prompted accusations by Egyptian pro-democracy activists that the Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to stifle freedom of expression.
(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...
No ... who would have ever suspected?
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