Tunisian authorities are investigating, charging, and in some cases detaining bloggers and social media activists for their peaceful criticism of officials.
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Tunisian workers went on strike Thursday demanding higher pay in a standoff with government struggling to reduce unemployment, poverty and social tensions.
New tensions worries mark Tunisia’s revolutionary anniversary as country marked eight years since a democratic uprising ousted its long-time strongman.
18 arrested in Tunisia during protests that erupted after death of journalist who set himself on fire to protest economic problems in North African nation.
A Tunisian journalist has set himself on fire, in a protest over harsh living conditions that prompted overnight clashes with police in the country’s west.
Tunisian civil servants have gone on strike around the country to protest the failure of negotiations with the government for wage increases.
The Tunisian parliament approved on Monday a cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed amid a political and economic crisis.
What new forces are contending to shape Tunisian politics? What are the key issues at stake and how is the struggling economy influencing the electorate?
Tunisia, where the Arab uprisings began seven years ago, faces many difficulties in its transition on the economic, political and security fronts.
“If you ask many Tunisians what has made the difference in holding together the fabric of their democracy, they will say civil society,” writes Sarah Yerkes.