Asking Tunisians what they thought of the perilous journey their country has made toward democracy—and what their hopes are for the future.
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The Arab Spring was the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests in the Arab world following the banner of one man in Tunisia, began on 17 December 2010 with the Tunisian Revolution. Popular protests took place in many countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen.
When the Arab Spring broke out there was much hope for reforms. However, a decade on, the hope that it would bring democracy to the Arab world looks lost.
In the Middle East, it has often begun the same way: a popular swell of street protests against long-entrenched autocrats and demonstrators .
Are we on the brink of another Arab Spring? Some regional autocrats appear to fear so and are cracking down on even the mildest of dissent, say analysts.
Algeria has long been a gangster state so now these angry youngsters have taken to the streets in large numbers. Most of the population is very poor, half are under 30 and 29% are unemployed.
Moroccan Arab Spring anniversary marks eight years after the spirit of activism was born in this North African kingdom with several demonstrations.
Scientists have linked climate change to the mass migration flows that followed the Arab Spring in North Africa and the Middle East a few years ago.
New tensions worries mark Tunisia’s revolutionary anniversary as country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman.
U.N human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia to halt the imminent execution of six men sentenced to death for activities related to the 2011 Arab Spring.
VOA recalls interview with Khashoggi in August where he expressed his views on democracy and many other regional issues and problems in Egypt and Libya.