Tunisian Youth ‘Turned Off’ By Politics To Effect Change
GHADA DALY, CGNEWS: The apathy that Tunisian young people feel for politics is being re-directed in a positive direction into varied civil projects
IMF Loan: Is It Good Or Bad News for Tunisia?
COMMON GROUND NEWS: A young Tunisian set out himself to find out what the future holds for him and his contemporaries following the news of the recent IMF loan to the country
Violence: The Cancer At the Heart of Tunisian Society
MOHAMMED MESSAI, CGNEWS: Rather than being a last resort the lure of the gun is proving irresistible to all across the political spectrum
Uncertainty Undermining Joy of New Freedom
The positive side of continual political change has got lost in the Arab world. Fear of uncertainty has killed the joy of new political life emerging in so many Arab states. The grim weekly numbers of people killed in political and sectarian violence dominate the new burgeoning of political life at national and local levels.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: The positive side of continual political change has got lost in the Arab world. Fear of uncertainty has killed the joy of new political life.
‘Talk or Shoot?’: Tunisian Society on a Knife-Edge
LAMIA HATIRA, NURA SULEIMAN, CGNEWS: We don’t have a culture of armed conflict but it’s possible that we’re moving in that direction.
Class Issues ‘At The Heart’ of Tunisian Conflict
JUAN COLE: The assassination of Chokri Belaid has brought tens of thousands Tunisians onto the streets.
Drugs Having ‘Profound Effect’ on Tunisian Youth
JIHED FREDI, CGNEWS: The recent chaos in Tunisia has allowed drug traffickers to gain a hold and they’re targetting the young with disastrous consequences
El Kef: The Thriving Centre of Tunisian Theatre
AMINA BENKHLIFA, CGNEWS: Often associated with harsh weather and difficult economic conditions El Kef, my hometown, has a deep theatrical heritage
Since The Revolution: Victories and Losses
AKREM KAABI, CGNEWS: There are significant threats to democracy and to hard won freedoms but huge progress has been made.
Activist Success: Civic Groups ‘Thrive’ in New Tunisia
INES ZGUIDANE, CGNEWS: A new sense of civic engagement has taken root in Tunisia with individuals working together to deal with major societal issues
The Muted Voice: Where Are Tunisia’s Young People?
NOUR AWAISS, CGNEWS: So prominent in the protests that swept over the country last year Tunisia’s young people seem to be absent from public discourse now
Tunisian Writers Launch Campaign Against Censors
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Censorship is developing many tentacles in Tunisia today but writers are refusing to take attacks lying down
Women ‘Taking the Lead’ In Tunisian Politics
SANA SBOUAI, CGNEWS: More than a quarter of deputies to parliament are women. But that only tells part of the story.
No ‘Sharia’ in Tunisia: Is It a ‘Game Changer’?
SONIA BAHI, CGNEWS: It was a bold move which has divided opinion in the country. But has it set the example for other ‘Arab Spring’ countries?
The Tunisian Niqab Question: Dialogue is Required
LOTFI RADHOUANE CHEBIL, CGNEWS: It’s generating heated debate on Tunisian university campuses. What’s to be done?
To Tunisia: The Arab Spring’s ‘Bellwether’
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Largely forgotten in the West, Tunisia is where the great movements and ideas of the Arab Spring are fighting a huge battle.
Tunisia: Economic Woes Point To ‘Major Trouble’
AMINE GHALI, CGNEWS: With growth stagnant, foreign companies leaving in droves Tunisia’s new government faces huge issues
Arab Spring One Year On: Where are We Now?
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria have undergone enormous turmoil in the past year. But can we see a path for each country’s immediate future?
Tunisian Universities ‘Battleground’ for Ideologies
OMEZZINE KHELIFA, CGNEWS: The birth pangs of the new, democratic Tunisia are proving to be painful with a polarisation of society into two conflicting camps possible. Which side will triumph?
Stuff Happens: The Dangers of Predicting ‘Arab Spring’
DAVID ROBERTS: Events have a way of making an idiot of anyone predicting how the Arab world will play out. Here’s a perfect example.