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Arroi Baraket

Journalist, HRD, Communications Officer
Minority Rights Group (MRG)

Arroi Baraket is a woman human rights defender, journalist and advocate for women’s rights in Tunisia. She also serves as the Tunisia Communications Officer for Tunisia in the Minority Rights Group (MRG). She has been active in documenting on social movements, including her reporting on anti-government protests from December 2020 to the recent protests occurring in September 2021 in Habib Bourguiba Avenue.

Following the ousting of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali as a result of the historic protests in 2011, the situation for human rights defenders (HRDs) in Tunisia began to improve substantially. In particular the lifting of legal impediments to the work of human rights defenders and progress in the adoption of human rights legislation have been significant. Numerous HRDs who had been persecuted by the Ben Ali's regime found opportunities for viable political participation including, notably, Moncef Marzouki who was elected interim President.