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Tunisia: Persepolis trial verdict signals ‘erosion’ of free speech

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Persepolis trial verdict signals ‘erosion’ of free speech 03 May 2012 A Tunis court’s decision to fine a TV boss for “spreading information which can disturb the public order” after he screened an animated French movie is a sign of the continuing erosion of free speech in Tunisia, Amnesty International said.Nabil Karoui was fined 2,400 Tunisian Dinar ($1,500) after his station broadcast the animated French film Persepolis dubbed into Tunisian Arabic dialect in October 2011. The film was criticized for being blasphemous because of a scene showing a representation…

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