Archive for October, 2011

2,800 Counterfeit Viagra Pills Confiscated in Tunis-Carthage Airport

2,800 Counterfeit Viagra Pills Confiscated in Tunis-Carthage Airport

| 10 October 2011 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 8th, Security and Customs officers in the Tunis-Carthage Airport confiscated 2,800 counterfeit Viagra pills, which were originally made in China.  The pills — with an estimated value of 280,000 dinars — were about to be introduced in Tunisia. According to Al Chourouk, the goods were found in the possession of a Tunisian [...]

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Jewish Culture Thriving in Djerba-Tunisia

Jewish Culture Thriving in Djerba-Tunisia

| 10 October 2011 | 0 Comments
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Djerba is one the most beautiful spots in Tunisia and home to surprising harmony between Jews and Muslims. In this small island, two very different cultures meet; teaching a lesson on how two conflicted cultures can live peacefully together.

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3 Trucks of Milk Confiscated

3 Trucks of Milk Confiscated

| 10 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Due to claims about a shortage of supplies of milk and water, as well as anxieties about the upcoming elections period, the Ministry of Tourism and Commerce has mobilized 18 teams of Economic Control Officers throughout greater Tunis to ensure normal functioning of the region. One of these Economical Control units recently seized three trucks selling milk [...]

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Ettakatol – Forum Démocratique pour le Travail et les Libertés –  ?????? ?????????? ?? ??? ????? ????????

Ettakatol – Forum Démocratique pour le Travail et les Libertés – ?????? ?????????? ?? ??? ????? ????????

| 10 October 2011 | 15 Comments

Ettakatol (Ar. “Coalescence”), also known as the Democratic Forum for Labor and Liberties (FDTL),  was founded in 1994 by Mustapha Ben Jaafar, who is now the party’s Secretary General. The party was legalized in 2002 and remained marginalized during Ben Ali’s era, like many other opposition parties.  It was rarely represented in the Parliament and often had [...]

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Press Headlines – October 10th, 2011

Press Headlines – October 10th, 2011

| 10 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Al-Chorouk ?????? (The Sunrise), Daily Independent Fanatics Attempt to Attack Nessma TV Following Showing of Movie “Persepolis” Fernana and Ain Draham: Martyrs’ Families Below Poverty Line and School With No Principal or Teachers Tunis: Confiscation of Three Trucks Selling Milk on Pavement Electoral Campaign in Ninth Day: Rain Defeats Politics President of Union Chamber of [...]

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Parties Respond to Obama Rhetoric and Proposals

Parties Respond to Obama Rhetoric and Proposals

| 09 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Tunisia’s Interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi’s visit to the United States, and his meeting with American President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton brought about a noteworthy interest, whether from the media or from the Tunisian political parties. Noureddine Behiri, Ennahda’s spokesperson, considers this visit is a great opportunity to boost relations between the two [...]

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Tunisian Women Protesting Against the Niqab

Tunisian Women Protesting Against the Niqab

| 09 October 2011 | 17 Comments

More than 200 Tunisian women dressed in the traditional outfits melya and sefsari gathered on October 8th in front of the cultural center of Menzah VI to protest against “backward and fanatic forces.” The demonstrators also walked along Othmane Ben Affane Avenue brandishing slogans against the wearing of niqab and anything that they consider to [...]

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Tunisians Protest TV Channel for Depiction of God

Tunisians Protest TV Channel for Depiction of God

| 09 October 2011 | 28 Comments

Riot police responded to a public protest against Nessma TV on Mohamed V Avenue and at the Manaar campus center in Tunis today, threatening violence and using tear gas against protesters in El Manaar. After Nessma broadcast the film “Persepolis” on October 7th, public anger against the channel started brewing, including calls on Facebook for [...]

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Podcast: Press Headlines – October 9th, 2011

Podcast: Press Headlines – October 9th, 2011

| 09 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are the top stories in the Tunisian press, October 9th, 2011:

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Progressive Democratic Party – Parti Democratique Progressiste – ????? ???????????? ????????

Progressive Democratic Party – Parti Democratique Progressiste – ????? ???????????? ????????

| 09 October 2011 | 14 Comments

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) is a center-left party created in 1983 under the name of the Socialist Progressive Rally (RSP). It was legally recognized on November 13th, 1988, and adopted its current name in June 2001. It is currently headed by Ahmed Néjib Chebbi, with Maya Jribi as Secretary General of the party. Oppressed [...]

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