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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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