The court ordered the censorship of X-rated sites following a suit filed last week by three lawyers, who argued that such sites were a danger to young people and were contrary to Muslim values.
According to the Tunisian Internet site Business news, seven pornographic sites have appeared among the 100 most visited sites in the north African country since the end of censorship. Five of them are among the 50 most consulted.
This ban, if it is upheld, would be the second case of censorship of the Internet since the fall of the authoritarian regime of president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali on January 14.
At the beginning of May, several sites and Facebook profiles were blocked by the ATI on the orders of a military tribunal, although the reason was not clear.
A leading defender of freedom of expression on the Internet and noted blogger Slim Amamou, who was named junior minister for youth on January 17 in the interim government, resigned this week.
Amamou criticised the renewed censorship on the Internet and stated that he would "feel more useful outside the government".
ven without the moonwalk, Michael Jackson was one of the 20th century’s best dancers.
It didn’t matter that his vocabulary — the steps often fed to him by choreographers including Michael Peters (Thriller, Beat It) and Jeffrey Daniel (Bad, Smooth Criminal) — was largely inherited. He adapted moves so inventively and performed them so electrifyingly, he made them his own.
Even before he was a teenager, Jackson’s stage antics drew from a chorus line of legendary song-and-dance men. In his lithe body, R&B influences (Sammy Davis Jr., James Brown, Elvis Presley) went muscle to muscle with bits from musical theater (Bob Fosse, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly) and hip-hop. He referenced West Side Story and Saturday Night Fever, too.
But even when he grabbed his crotch, Jackson wasn’t wicked like Brown or funny like Fosse. He wasn’t suave like Astaire or carefree like Kelly. His spins, tight as tornados and without wind-ups, were fueled by fury.
The pose that began his performance of Billie Jean — fedora at his forehead, one hip cocked back, the other leg bent forward with the foot perched over the big toe? Pure Fosse, from The Pajama Game number Steam Heat, created in 1954. (Ditto the stiff-legged, knee-locking shuffle; the circling stomps with one foot anchored; the wide-legged jump in place.)
Yet magic clicked in 1983 when Jackson performed his first moonwalk as he sang Billie Jean on the made-for-TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. In an interview last week with National Public Radio, Daniel said he and Jackson adapted the move from a backslide by the Electric Boogaloos, a street dance group from the late 1970s. Perhaps the Boogaloos had seen the Nicholas Brothers do it in tap shoes in 1937.
News Source : The steps that made Michael Jackson great
Nearly 2 million Michael Jackson songs, more than 300,000 albums bought in days after his death
News : 2 million Michael Jackson songs, more than 300,000 albums bought in days
Michael Jackson - Thriller live (1987)
When my time comes, I have this idea in my head that I want to take my eternal slumber in a plain pine coffin made by monks.
Pine's fine for me, but then I'm not Michael Jackson.
There's a lot of buzz about the casket Jackson will be laid to rest in.
It is, in fact, the same type of casket used to bury James Brown after the "Godfather of Soul" died on Christmas Day 2006. Jackson was photographed by the casket when he viewed Brown lying in state at the Apollo Theatre.
The casket is called the Promethean from the Batesville Casket Company in Ripley County, Indiana, a 120-year-old family business that's suddenly getting a lot of media attention for this special order.
The custom-made casket is made of solid bronze plated with 14-carat gold hand-polished to a mirror finish. The interior is lined with luxurious crushed velvet. Retail value: $25,000.
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The King of Pop is getting some love from the Leader of the Free World.
During an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday, President Barack Obama revealed he was a fan of the late Michael Jackson.
He even has his songs on his iPod.
"I grew up on his music," Obama said, speaking personally about the legendary performer's death for the first time. "Still have all his stuff on my iPod."
Obama had kind words for the music legend, who died last week at the age of 50. "I think that his brilliance as a performer also was paired with a tragic and, in many ways, sad personal life," he said. "I'm glad to see that he is being remembered primarily for the great joy that he brought to a lot of people through his extraordinary gifts as an entertainer."
The President dismissed any suggestion that members of the black community were upset he hadn't formally addressed Jackson's death sooner.
"I know a lot of people in the black community," he said. "I haven't heard that."