Tunisia

Culture

In the spotlight: Breakdancing (and hope) in Tunisia

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The revolution succeeded in Tunisia, but though the politics have changed, things haven't gotten much better for the country's youth. Unemployment is high, young people feel hopeless, and they're targets for jihadi recruiters. But, here's one group — a breakdancing troupe — that's trying to give young Tunisians a sense of belonging and a place to blow off steam.

Arts, Culture & Media

Tunisians get 'Happy' to Pharrell Williams' song

It's been a tense time for Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that sparked the wider Arab Spring. So why would Tunisians be dancing in the streets to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy." The music video for the song shows LA residents dancing. Recently, young people across Tunisia have been posting videos of themselves dancing to the song.

Global Politics

Three years on, an anonymous Tunisian satirist is still waiting for a political revolution in his country

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Three years ago, a Tunisian architect was blogging anti-government sentiments anonymously from Paris. His views reflected those protesters in Tunisia who ushered in the Arab Spring. Today, the Tunisian blogger and cartoonist is still very much a part of the conversation about the future of his country. But he's still anonymous, and waiting hopefully for real political change to take place in his country.

Global Scan

The interpreter scandal at Mandela's memorial takes a bizarre turn

We are learning more about the fake interpreter for the deaf who signed gibberish during Mandela's memorial service. He may well have posed a security risk. We highlight an Ethiopian village that has found a path out of poverty, only to be resented by its neighbors. And Greenpeace activists are learning that being "free" on bail in Russia has its limits, in today's Global Scan.

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Conflict & Justice

Cyber attacks on Tunisia

The World's Clark Boyd tells how cyber attacks on Tunisia are linked to the country's human rights record. He interviews Slim Amamou, a Tunis-based tech entrepreneur and free speech activist who has now been arrested by Tunisian authorities.

Conflict & Justice

Unrest in Tunisia

The government of Tunisia today reported more civilian deaths in the worst civil unrest in the country in more than two decades. Many of the protesters are young Tunisians protesting the country's high unemployment rate. The World's Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Tunisia unrest continues

At least four people died in overnight clashes in Tunisia despite a curfew and the deployment of troops, opposition officials have said. The nationwide protests have been fueled by anger at poverty, unemployment and corruption. Clark Boyd reports.

Global Politics

Tunisia in crisis

Tunisia's president has stepped down after 23 years in power amid unprecedented protests on the streets of the capital Tunis. Lisa Mullins talks with Steven Cook, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

Conflict & Justice

Tunisia fallout in Egypt

The overthrow of the government in Tunisia has inspired anti-government protesters in other parts of the Arab world. This morning a man set himself on fire outside the Egyptian parliament. Ursula Lindsey reports.