Tunisian Pirate Party

Not to be confused with Pirate Party of Tunisia.
Tunisian Pirate Party
حزب القراصنة التونسي
French name Parti pirate tunisien
Founded 27 September 2010 (2010-09-27)
Legalized 12 March 2012
Ideology Internet freedom
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The Tunisian Pirate Party (Arabic: حزب القراصنة التونسي Hizb al-Qarāṣina at-Tūnsī ; French: Parti pirate tunisien) is a small political party in Tunisia. It was formed in 2010 and legalised on 12 March 2012,[1] becoming one of the first outgrowths of the Pirate Party movement in continental Africa.

The party achieved notoriety during the Tunisian revolution, as party members declared their intention to break a media blackout on the social unrest taking place across the country. Members distributed censorship circumvention software, and assisted in documenting human rights abuses during the riots in the cities of Sidi Bouzid, Siliana, and Thala.[2]

After the revolution, a Pirate Party member who had been detained during the unrest, Slim Amamou, was briefly selected as Secretary of State for Sport and Youth in the new government. He later resigned in protest of the transitional government's censorship of several websites at the request of the army.


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