Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2016

Tue, 3 May - 10:30 to 12:00

Parallel Session 3

Sami Ben Gharbia

Founding Director, Global Voices Advocacy (Tunisia)

Mr Sami Ben Gharbia is Founding Director of Global Voices Advocacy, a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression online, and is a co-founder of the award-winning collective blog Nawaat, a Tunisian citizen journalism website which supported the Tunisian Revolution. Mr Ben Gharbia is also a human rights campaigner, blogger, writer and freedom of expression advocate. He was a political refugee from Tunisia, living in the Netherlands between 1998 and 2011. Mr Ben Gharbia also co-founded The Arab Techies Collective and co-organizes The Arab Bloggers Conferences.