Global Politics

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


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.

Conflict & Justice

The World After the Arab Spring

Historically, events in the Middle East are moving at lightening speed. The BBC's Paul Danahar has written a book about some of the lasting themes. Marco Werman speaks with Danahar about Syria, US policy and the prospects for democracy in the Mideast.

Global Politics

Big Macs won't satisfy Vietnamese desire for human rights

Vietnam is becoming increasingly technologically connected -- and many Vietnamese are becoming increasingly unhappy with their government's restrictions on them. The United States, however, has been largely silent, seeing an opportunity to connect with an important Pacific Rim country.

Conflict & Justice

Why Egypt Crisis Worries Neighbors

There's a saying in the Middle East, as goes Egypt so goes the Arab World. The current chaos in Cairo is being watched with concern in Libya and Tunisia, as anchor Marco Werman hears from the BBC's North Africa correspondent, Rana Jawad.


Global Politics

Tunisia's political progress

Tunisia begins three days of mourning today to remember those killed in the recent uprising. A new, interim government is in place and held its first cabinet meeting. Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times is in Tunis and speaks to anchor Marco Werman.

Global Politics

Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution'

Esther Kohler, a radio journalist reporting from Tunis and Ben Abulkareem Abdullah, a photographer and blogger who has been at the forefront of the Jasmine Revolution talk about the uprising and what citizens are expecting now.

Conflict & Justice

Political unrest continues in Tunisia

After an uprising drove out Tunisia's unpopular and oppressive president out more than a week ago, political unrest continues. David Kirkpatrick, Middle East correspondent for The New York Times and Renee Rutta, an American living in Tunis, explain.