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North Africa & the Middle East 2011


Revolutions in North Africa & the Middle East, 2011

Description: This collection, selected by the Library of Congress, documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. These sites contain content in Arabic, English, and French.

Jasmine Revolution – Tunisia 2011

Description: This collection consists of websites documenting the revolution in Tunisia in 2011. Partners at Library of Congress and Bibliothèque Nationale de France have contributed websites for this collection, and the sites are primarily in French and Arabic with some in English.

Tunisia and the spark that launched uprisings

(The Washington Post)


By Marc Fisher, Saturday, March 26,


handar4How a slap sparked Tunisia’s revolution – CBSNews

Tunisia and the spark that launched uprisings

Broadcast: February 20, 2011 / 13:37 minutes

Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign.



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