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Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Dead Sea Declaration Gives boost to Community Media in MENA region

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

More than 120 community radio activists from 14 Arab countries gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talk about the challenges of producing, broadcasting and sustaining community owned media, especially radio.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

Police, Protesters Stand Off On Arab Spring's Anniversary

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian police stepped up security while protesters from across the spectrum accused the government Tuesday of betraying the ...

Tunisian Food Is Exotic and Delicious... and Here It's Kosher!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Alain Cohen is the Tunisian/French/Jewish-American who runs this restaurant. I am a non-practicing Jewish guy who exercises my Zen Juddhist beli...

Has Syria's Famous Brocade Survived?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...

From Tunis to Cairo, the Other Path

Kader A. Abderrahim | Posted 09.28.2013 | World
Kader A. Abderrahim

Both countries are now weakened by violence. Another path is possible. Taking it requires the willingness of politicians, especially those who are governing, to open the dialogue and create a broad consensus. This is the only choice; the other leads to the abyss.

Tunisia Puts Topless Activists On Trial

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

Three European women went on trial in Tunis on Wednesday for holding a topless anti-Islamist protest, and their French lawyer said he was confident ab...

NSFW: Topless Protesters Call For Activist's Release In Tunisia

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Three foreign activists disrobed in front of the Justice Ministry on Wednesday to protest against the jailing of a Tunisian mem...

Tensions With Tunisia's Jihadists: Who Will Blink First?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Tunisia's jihadists have made their stance perfectly clear regarding their refusal to compromise with any push toward liberal democracy. The ball is now solely in the court of the moderate Islamists currently holding Tunisia's seat of power.

Tunisian PM Resigns

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisia's prime minister announced his resignation Tuesday following a failed effort to form a technocratic government to see the co...

Thousands Protest Slaying Of Tunisian Opposition Leader

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

Tunis, Feb 6 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Tunisians protested on Wednesday outside the Interior Ministry against the killing of opposition figure Sho...

Tunisia Eyes Its Cops and Spies

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Today in Tunisia and Egypt, most of the people who staff the police and intelligence services are holdovers from the deposed regime -- while some of the very Islamists whom they were trained to undermine hold the reins of power.

Restoring The Hope, Dignity Ignited By The Arab Spring

Akhtar Badshah | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Akhtar Badshah

Over the last two days in Tunis I have met with leaders of the business community, government agencies, development agencies and young people, and they all believe that there is hope and the biggest challenge is to restore dignity.

Arab Spring Activists Inspired to Capture Airwaves

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.15.2012 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Palestine's experience of capturing airwaves in a period of transition was of extreme interest to media activists from Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.

The World Turns Its Back Again: Tunis 2012-Bermuda 1943

Barry Lando | Posted 04.26.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Imagine if anyone with the Internet had been able to follow the massacre of the civilians in the Warsaw Ghetto. Imagine if the world had seen all that 69 years ago: the scenes we've been witnessing every day from Homs.

TV Director In Tunisia Goes On Trial For Airing 'Persepolis'

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Human Rights Watch

A Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui, director of Nessma TV, will go on trial for airing the French animated movie Persepolis, a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy.

The Arab Spring Has Yet to Focus on Media Freedoms

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.07.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Did the independent media help produce the Arab Spring or did the revolutions succeed in liberating local media in the Arab world?

First Free Arab Spring Election

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 12.23.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The people who started the Arab Spring shared one of its earliest fruits on Sunday: a free election. Tunisians who brought down...

Revolutionary Travel

Judie Fein | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

About a month ago, my husband Paul and I were en route to Tunisia, which was largely calm and peaceful, to see what the revolution was like on the ground. In my experience, there is media, and then there is reality.

What Obama Should Say

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When US President Barack Obama makes his scheduled speech today, he will have to deal with a totally different kind of Arab world than when he took office or when he made his famous Cairo speech.

Adventures in Tunisia and Crowd-Funding

Aida Alami | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aida Alami

Berlin reporter Jabeen Bhatti and I created a project on the crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter to help fund a trip to Tunisia to go to ground, talking to people and figuring out what is really going on, then telling those stories.

Arab Uprising's Winners and Losers

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The newly found bravery of Arab youths has spread from one country to another. The right to free expression and assembly, long restricted in Arab countries, has now been extracted as a result of the sacrifices in the streets.

A Traveler's Take on Tunisia

Ken Fish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ken Fish

It was no surprise to learn that George Lucas filmed some of the most memorable scenes from Star Wars in Tunisia: its desert landscape is indeed alien and has a stark, evocative beauty.