Country: Tunisia

Protests against the miserable economic situation in Tunis in December 2020 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab world

"The people aren't ready" – can Arabs do democracy?

President Kaïs Saïed (at the head of the table to the right of the Tunisian flag) announcing on Sunday that he had dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament for 30 days (photo: Tunisian Presidency Handout/AA/picture alliance)

Presidential take-over in Tunisia

Political earthquake in Tunis

Demonstration on the tenth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, December 2020 (photo: Riadh Drid/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Tunisia ten years after the Arab Spring

Where are the democratic dividends for Tunisians?

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Protests in Tunisia mid-January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Fethi Belaid

Arab Spring ten years on

Tunisia is paralysed by a political culture of consensus

"Abolition de l'esclavage" by François-Auguste Biard, 1849 (photo: 1. www.assemblee-nationale.fr2. langlois.blog.lemonde.fr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org)

"A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa"

Decolonising Maghreb history

Tunisian singer Emel Mathlouthi (photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Album review: Emel Mathlouthi's "The Tunis Diaries"

Beauty born of lockdown

Journalists protest against censorship in Tunis, January 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/N. Fauque)

Freedom of speech in the Middle East

Arabs follow fake news, while the dream of progress dies

"Truck and Workers", 2011, by Qatar artist Faraj Daham (photo: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi)

Art and liberation

Modern Arab art and the depiction of blue collar workers

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