Interview with Sami Ben Gharbia

Today I’ve had a change to interview Sami Ben Gharbia, a Tunisian free speech advocate and blogger based in the Netherlands. He is head of Global Voices Advocacy.

Global Voices Advocacy is a project of Global Voices Online. They seek to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists throughout the developing world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.

The aim of this network is to raise awareness of online freedom of speech issues, and to share tools and tactics with activists and bloggers facing censorship on different parts of the globe. The network is meant not only to provide support to its members, but also to produce educational guides about anonymous blogging, anti-censorship campaigns, and online organizing. By collaborating with software developers, activists, and bloggers, the network hopes to design new and more appropriate tools to protect our rights on the Internet.

The interview was done by SKYPE, I recorded it from my computer screen. The sound is slighty annoying, Sami was in an internet cafe and once in a while you will hear dishes clattering and the music sometimes started surprisingly … But it is O.K. I think it turned out to be a beautiful piece, it is authentic and suits perfectly the topic we were talking about …

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