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The New Arab Staff

Sandro Lutyens


International Women's Day: Tunisia’s Ennahdha wants to be the first Islamist party to reconcile Islam and democracy. Young Ennahdha women are finding their place in the movement. Sayida Ounissi is one of them.

08 March, 2015

Since the revolution, Tunisian Salafis have enjoyed their freedom, and the community is growing. But under former autocrat Ben Ali, being a Salafi wasn’t easy.

16 January, 2015

Under former autocrat Ben Ali, the security services used to keep civil society under surveillance. Four years into the revolution, civil society now watches over the politicians.

15 January, 2015

'One big family' in Menzel Bouzaiane, where anarchy reigns successfully, central authority has no role but unemployment threatens livelihoods. It is a pirate town, one of a handful and one whose inhabitants insist, at all times, on 'true justice'.

13 January, 2015

The 2011 revolution brought unprecedented freedom of political speech to a country that had suffered 50 years of autocratic rule and censorship. But blasphemy laws remain strong.

09 January, 2015

Sidi Bouzid may be the cradle of the Arab Spring. But four years after the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, Bouzidis are caught between the glorious image of the revolution and today's economic grievances.

17 December, 2014