Topic: Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

Libyan man passes billboard of Gaddafi′s face and the Arabic tag ″God is great″, Tripoli 2009 (source: AP/Ben Curtis)

Arab nationalism and political Islam

Secularism – ″the other option″?

″Manich Msameh″ (No forgiveness) demonstrators protesting against the bill of economic reconciliation on 13 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Wire/C. Mahjoub)

From El Kamour to Carthage: #We will Not Recoil#

Rebels with a cause

Tunisian political scientist Hamza Meddeb (photo: Hamza Meddeb)

Hamza Meddeb on the "No Future" generation

Tunisia's ticking time bomb

Sihem Bensedrine, president of Tunisia′s Truth and Dignity Commission (photo: Sarah Mersch)

Interview with Sihem Bensedrine

"We mustn't forget what happened!"

Screenshot of ″Hallo... Jeddah″ trailer produced by the commercial channel Attessia with caricatures of Ben Ali (right), the impressionist Migalo and presenter Mekki Helal

Tunisia's TV spoof

Look who's coming to dinner!

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (centre), Ennahda leader Rachid al-Ghannouchi (left) and Vice-President Abdelfattah Mourou (right) at the Ennahda party conference (photo: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

10th conference of the Tunisian Ennahda Party

Farewell to political Islam?

Demonstrating against corruption and cronyism in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Messara)

Corruption in Tunisia

Why look to Panama?

The Tunisian legal scholar Slim Laghmani (photo: private)

Interview with Slim Laghmani on Tunisia′s national crisis

″We′re halfway there″

La Manouba university in Tunis (photo: Deutsche Welle/M. Marwa)

Higher education in Tunisia

The vestiges of spring

Graffiti of a veiled woman holding a mirror (photo: Sarah Mersch)

″Art of Freedom. Freedom of Art″ in Tunisia

Carving out a niche between terror and bureaucracy

Houcine Abbassi from the UGTT (photo: Reuters)

Tunisia's union leader Houcine Abbassi

The intermediary

Demonstration against "business amnesty legislation" planned by the government in the capital Tunis (photo: Sarah Mersch)

Planned ″business amnesty legislation″ in Tunisia

Tunisia: sweeping history under the carpet rather than confronting the past?

Tunisian writer Shukri al-Mabkhout (photo: Dar al-Tanweer)

Shukri al-Mabkhout's novel "The Italian"

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Failure in the police state

Protests in Tunis against the trial of blogger Yassine Ayari in a military court (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

The Tunisian judiciary

Piecemeal change as reform stalls

Members of the Tunisian Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Radical Islamist groups in Tunisia

Tunisian-style jihad

Tunisians take to the streets to demonstrate against terrorism on 20 March 2015 (photo: Reuters/Mili)

After the attack on the Bardo Museum

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Tunisia's darkest hour

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