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Libya’s Post-Revolution Press Boom

Despite scant funding and a lack of publishing expertise in the country,  media outlets in Libya  witness an unprecedented boom sparked by the  revolution. Before the revolution, the press was tightly controlled. In its 2010 press freedom index, Reporters Without Borders put Libya at 160th position out of 178 states. The media landscape, which has long […]

Journées théâtrales de Carthage (JTC) – Tunisia’s Carthage Theatre Days)

The 15th edition of the Carthage Theater Days (JTC) wrapped up after a week of shows paying homage to the Tunisian revolution under a new decentralized cultural program. More than 60 performances for January 6th-13th event took place across the country. The opening show, “The Man with the Donkey”, directed by Fadel Jaziri, was a […]

Tunisia Elects New Interim President

On Monday December 12, 2011, Tunisia’s new assembly elected a leading human rights activist as the country’s first democratically elected president. Moncef Marzouki became the country’s first interim president in the country that sparked the “Arab Spring” nearly one-year ago this week. (Former doctor and human rights campaigner Moncef Marzouki waves to the media at […]

Tunisia’s ‘Second Republic’ تونس الجمهورية الثانية

 Inaugural Session of Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly الجلسة الافتتاحية للمجلس الوطني التأسيسي The newly elected Constituent Assembly held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, 22 November, 2011 and began the yearlong process of shaping the constitution and the democratic future of the country that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. Hundreds of people protested outside Parliament, demanding everything from […]

Libya declares liberty with Gaddafi dead & Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ [al wasiyyah]

[Gaddafi’s Death Certificate, issued in Misurata] ‘Sic transit gloria mundi’ BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Libya’s new rulers declared the country freed from Muammar Gaddafi’s 42 years of one-man rule, saying the “Pharaoh of the times” was in history’s garbage bin and a future of democracy and reconciliation beckoned… [Graphic!] Gaddafi’s ‘Last Will’ Three […]

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