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Nov 10, 2011  Tunisia: Analyzing Election Results
    "Tunisia was the first Arab country to have a pro-democracy uprising in the winter of 2010-2011, and now it is the first to have held an election. ... In the eyes of many observers, Tunisia is lighting the way forward where others -- notably Egypt -- are faltering." - Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

Jan 20, 2011  Tunisia: New Beginnings
    The head of the Arab League has told the region's leaders that the recent upheaval in Tunisia is linked to deteriorating economic conditions throughout the Arab world, warning them that their people's anger has reached unprecedented heights. Amr Moussa told an Arab economic summit in Egypt that "the Arab soul is broken by poverty, unemployment and general recession." "This is in the mind of all of us," Moussa said in his opening address to the 20 Arab leaders and other representatives of Arab League members gathered in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. - Al Jazeera, January 19, 2011

Nov 17, 2005  Tunisia: Free Expression Protest
    Tunisia, which is currently hosting the World Summit on the Information Society, is one of the most advanced African countries in provision of information infrastructure. But it also systematically represses internal dissent and blocks access to websites critical of the government. As the summit opened this week, Tunisian human rights activists were on hunger strike and international activists were protesting the government's refusal to allow freedom of expression.

Feb 22, 2004  Tunisia: Democracy Deferred

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