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The Arab Spring in North Africa at One-and-a-Half

ROAD TRIP IMPRESSIONS Summer 2012 * The ‘Sultanistic” authoritarian regimes and tyrants have fallen in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya but the euphoria and revolutionary enthusiasm generated in the first few months are now almost obsolete. The political and security scene in the three countries is still in flux, often chaotic and more confusing than ever. […]

Carthage Burning: Salafists Attack Contemporary Art Exhibition معرض للفنون التشكيلية & مستقبل حرية التعبير في تونس

الغضب السلفي       Art show Spurs Salafist Rage in Tunisia     Angered by an art exhibition they say insults Islam, thousands of ultraconservative rampaged through parts of Tunis and other cities, posing one of the biggest threats yet to Tunisia. In the northern suburb of La Marsa, attackers tried to enter a […]

Tunisian Student Stands up to Salafists Over Flag

خولة الرشيدي و السلفي Tunisian Girl Confronts Salafists’ Flag Desecration   Khaoula Rashidi [خولة الرشيدي ] is a University of Manouba (Tunis) student who gained national celebrity after a video circulated of her attempt to stop the Tunisian flag from being taken down when a group of religious activists replaced the campus Tunisian flags with a black […]

Tunisian Journalists Arrested on Morality Charges

♣ Three Tunisian Journalists Arrested [Trois journalistes arrêtés] On 15 February, 2012,  Tunisian authorities arrested the owner and publisher of  the newspaper Attounsia, as well as one of its editors and a reporter, for “violating public morals,” after the publishing on its front page a photo one of a sports figure with a nude woman. […]

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 […]

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