Pirate Party (Tunisia)

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Pirate Party
حزب القراصنة
French name Parti pirate
Founded 7 April 2012 (2012-04-07)
Ideology Pirate politics
Direct democracy
Open government[1]
Freedom of information
Classical liberalism
Secularism[2]
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
Assembly of the
Representatives
of the People
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Website
partipirate.tn

The Pirate Party (Arabic: حزب القراصنة‎, translit. Hizb al-Qarāṣina; French: Parti pirate) is a small political party in Tunisia which was formed on 7 April 2012.[1] It is the second Pirate party in Tunisia after the Tunisian Pirate Party.[3]

The party achieved notoriety during the Tunisian revolution. Slim Amamou briefly held a ministry, the world's first Pirate Party politician ever to do so, before resigning to protest against repressive measures by the interim government.[4]

Party platform[edit]

On the Pirate Party's official website, it lists its main objectives as:[2]

  • preserving the right of every citizen of the absolute freedom of expression, communication, association and assembly
  • representation of small investors to protect their companies from traces of intellectual property background
  • devoted to a citizen's right to move freely around the world
  • direct democracy and the inclusion of digital technology in this area support
  • bringing an end to control of the Internet
  • dedicated to the neutrality of the Internet
  • protecting the freedom of information and independence of investigative journalism
  • unconditional and free access to information
  • working on the principle of absolute transparency of the government and the public sector
  • open government
  • promoting alternative systems of copyright and intellectual property
  • anti-censorship of all kinds
  • defending the rights and freedoms of the individual and the collective, especially with regard to digital freedoms
  • use of free software in public institutions in order to adapt to the era of digital technology at the lowest cost and highest performance
  • promoting open digital standards
  • combating forms of digital monopoly and confront the downsides of proprietary software and the dominance of one party in the market
  • elimination of legal obstacles that hinder the right of the media and particularly the media networks, community and non-profit Free

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