Minister of Communication Technologies and the Digital Economy and member of the Tunisian Internet Freedom Alliance – Haqouna Tunis, Mr. Noman Al Fehry confirms that Tunisia will not block websites based on policy, whatever the danger.
Tunisia - Noman Al Fehry stressed that his country would not resort to the adoption of policy which blocks sites. Al Fehry declared that during a press conference organized yesterday in Tunis on the occasion of the African Summit of the Internet 2015: "I confirm that Tunisia will not rely on blocking websites whatever the danger is, because we are convinced that this solution is not effective technologically.”
The minister added: "But on the other hand, we will not tolerate those who threaten our security and we will rely on the latest tools in the prevention of cybercrimes and terrorism. This will be of course under the control of the judiciary and without prejudice to the personal data of individuals."
Al Fehry continued saying: “it’s a difficult equation, but we are determined to build an open, safe, and responsible internet before the law," stressing that Tunisia is working to develop legal frameworks to promote freedom of expression on the Internet and protect users from the dominance of governmental institutions’ restrictive practices.
On the other hand, Noman Al Fehry stressed that Tunisia is determined to increase coordinated cooperation between themselves and the rest of the African countries, and furthermore stated that Tunis is open to all regional initiatives and will support the framework of the country's interest and the interest of Africa.
The African Summit of the Internet 2015 took place in Tunis and was attended by more than 350 experts who addressed the concerns of the Internet in Africa and governance in the region.
The #TunisanInternetFreedomAlliance is a founding member of the #ArabInternetFreedomAlliance that is one of the #ArabICTOrganization - #IJMA3 initiatives.