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  • TUNISIA: Schools shuttered as protests continue; president promises jobs

    Riots and protests continued Monday across Tunisia with opposition sources saying as many as 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and youths angry over unemployment and a lack of political freedom under the reign of President Zine...
  • TUNISIA: France's attitude toward crackdown raises eyebrows

    When 26-year-old Iranian demonstrator Neda Agha-Soltan died on video in the streets of Tehran during the wave of post-election protests that rocked Iran in 2009, France reacted with fury and was quick to denounce crackdowns by security forces on...

    Tunisian revolution: How the U.S. should respond

    Tunisians proved to the world the immense power of social networking when protesters leveraged sites such as Twitter and Posterous to lead a movement against President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, who flew the coop for safety in Paris on...

    TUNISIA: Actors, artists take to the stage to speak out against government

    As security forces and tanks streamed into the center of the Tunisian capital on Wednesday to try to put down mounting anti-government protests that have left scores dead, a group of about 50 Tunisian actors and artists gathered in a...

    Tunisia protesters use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help organize and report

    Demonstrators in Tunisia are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, as well as other Web platforms, to document what's going on in the country and organize themselves. The use of the Web comes despite harsh censorship in the North African nation.