In North Africa—as across the Middle East—activists are on the frontlines of political struggles for freedom of expression. The peaceful protests of recent months and years set an example; the multi-lingual creativity of young people, offer inspiration.
Human Rights Watch lawyer, Amna Guellali [above], Lilia Blaise, journalist, and Olfa Riahi, blogger, have reported on Tunisian events, discussing with students in the History of Free Speech – Francophone World- USA seminar, as well as at the Law School and Human Rights Center.
Other citizen journalists will continue to come to campus through an initiative with Middle Eastern Studies, as well as with the Center of French & Francophone Studies, and the De Witt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.
More on their activities here: