Archive for October, 2011

International Arrest Warrant Against Suha Arafat by Tunisian Authorities

International Arrest Warrant Against Suha Arafat by Tunisian Authorities

| 31 October 2011 | 1 Comment

According to the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, the Court of First Instance in Tunis issued an arrest warrant against Suha Arafat, the widow of the former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The reasons for the decision have not been specified, according to Kadhem Zine Al Abidine, spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice, but it is with reference to the affair of the International School of Carthage that [...]

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Tunisia’s Environmental Parties Left Out of Constituent Assembly

Tunisia’s Environmental Parties Left Out of Constituent Assembly

| 31 October 2011 | 3 Comments

Tunisia’s small environmental parties emerged from Tunisia’s October 23rd election without a single seat in the new Constituent Assembly, leaving Tunisia’s evnironmental future in doubt. The 217-member Constituent Assembly will have the power to draft a new constitution and appoint a new transitional  government, starting with the President and Prime Minister. The top four political parties [...]

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Tunisian Satire Flooding Obama Facebook Page

Tunisian Satire Flooding Obama Facebook Page

| 31 October 2011 | 5 Comments

Tunisian Internet users flooded the Facebook page of American President Barack Obama Sunday night with a uniquely Tunisian form of satire called “tanbir.” Their comments were sparked by recent news of Occupy Wall Street protesters injured in clashes with police in the United States, and they cast Obama in the role of Arab dictators who [...]

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Tunisian Media and Propaganda

Tunisian Media and Propaganda

| 31 October 2011 | 13 Comments

by M. Adnen Chaouachi The process of building a democracy in Tunisia was launched by demonstrations in the streets of towns and cities throughout the country, which led to the rapid departure of Ben Ali. Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight in Sidi Bouzid on December 17th, 2010, and Ben Ali fled the country with his [...]

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Press Headlines – October 31st, 2011

Press Headlines – October 31st, 2011

| 31 October 2011 | 11 Comments

Al-Chorouk ?????? (The Sunrise), Daily Independent Marzouki Refuses Essebsi As Next President Asaaidi Ghaddafi Flees to Saudi Arabia Political Parties Condemn the Violent Incidents and Corruption in Sidi Bouzid and Demand That Enemies of Revolution Be Exposed Bachar Al Assad Threatens Disaster in Middle East If West Tries to Intervene Politicians and Media Figures Assessing Gannouchi’s [...]

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Podcast: Top Stories – October 30th, 2011

Podcast: Top Stories – October 30th, 2011

| 30 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are the top stories from Tunisia, October 30th, 2011:

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How the Press Perceives Hachmi Hamdi

How the Press Perceives Hachmi Hamdi

| 30 October 2011 | 13 Comments

Hachmi Hamdi, the leader of the party Aridha Chaabia, has been the center of attention during the past few days due to his controversial announcements and decisions. After winning 25 seats in the Constituent Assembly, and then losing 6 of them, Tunisian newspapers had to write about the man who surprised most Tunisians and shocked [...]

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Floods All over Tunis

Floods All over Tunis

| 30 October 2011 | 0 Comments
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Heavy rain flooded the streets of Tunis and uncovered the absence of public services.

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Ahmed Friaa Revelations On Ben Ali

Ahmed Friaa Revelations On Ben Ali

| 30 October 2011 | 11 Comments

On October 29th, during a visit to the  Tamim Foundation, former Interior Minister Ahmed Friaa revealed some of the concomitants circumstances that occurred during his rule, which lasted from 12 to 27 January 2011. Mr. Friaa expressed his distress and concerns in regards to the accusations he is facing, of which that of being against the Tunisian [...]

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LTDH and EU Observers Report Electoral Violations

LTDH and EU Observers Report Electoral Violations

| 30 October 2011 | 1 Comment

Yesterday, October 29th, the election observers of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) and the European Union presented their preliminary reports, revealing several electoral violations and inappropriate actions. According to Abdessattar Ben Moussa, President of the LTDH, flaws occurred before, during and after the campaign. During the pre-electoral campaign period, inadequate judicial laws were [...]

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