How Tunisia’s resilient Sufis have withstood hard-line Islamist attack — By Taylor Luck on Christian Science Monitor Com

UNDERSTANDING OTHERS – Puritanical Salafist Muslims have attacked Sufi shrines and communities across the Arab world in a campaign to spread their influence. But in Tunisia, where national history and identity are intimately intertwined with Sufism, the Salafis have been thwarted. MARCH 7, 2018 TUNIS, TUNISIA—“La ilaha ill-Allah, La ilaha ill-Allah,” the men, young and old,…

Tunisia Nobel Peace Prize resonates across Middle East — Al Monitor com

Democracy activists across the Middle East are taking solace in the Nobel recognition for Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution while their own Arab Spring dreams remain unfulfilled. Protesters from Tunisia’s poor rural heartlands chant slogans during a demonstration by the prime minister’s office in Tunis, Jan. 23, 2011. (photo by REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) Political reformers from Morocco to…

Civil society groups recognised: Will Tunisia’s Nobel Prize be an inspiration?

Al Jazeera English Published on 9 Oct 2015 Civil society groups have been recognised for steering the country towards democracy.Presenter: Martine Dennis Guests: Amina Zena, journalist, Tunisia National Radio Christopher Thornton, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Nicholas Noe, Editor-in-Chief of Mideastwire.com Subscribe to our channel ***** Related posts on PBSJ Blog: His Highness the Aga Khan…

"Religion is God’s, but democracy belongs to everyone!" | Six lessons learned from Tunisia’s recent elections — Qantara de article which says Tunisia is ahead of other Arab countries| (Read in Deutsch and Arabic languages)

***** Read this article in Deutsch (German language) Politische Perspektiven nach dem Arabischen Frühling| “Die Religion ist Gottes, die Demokratie aber gehört allen!” ***** Read this article in Arabic language “إسلاميون وديمقراطيون عرب”: دروس من تونس للنخب العربية والغربية دروس التجربة التونسية: سقوط أساطير “الاستثناء العربي” ***** The most recent elections in Tunisia have made…

The Mark of Democracy – A Fact Check for Tunisia – Three years after the Arab Spring, An analysis —- The Bertelsmann Stiftung Press Release

Tunisia’s interim president, Moncef Marzouki, presents his country’s new constitution on January 27, 2014, following its signing at the National Constituent Assembly in Tunis. Photo: ddp images/ZUMA On Thursday, June 19, the Bertelsmann Stiftung will be welcoming German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa to the Germany – Tunisia conference in…

Forum on Global Issues at the Federal Foreign Office: “We can’t launch democratization processes from the outside, all we can do is flank them,” — Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid

Markus Löning opens the Forum on Global Issue © AA What are buzzwords like democracy promotion actually about? What factors are key if democratization is to work? These questions and more were the focus of the Forum on Global Issues at the Federal Foreign Office on 7 May. In the Forum entitled “On behalf of…

260 German companies are active in Tunisia providing 50,000 jobs: Tunisia can serve as model for en­tire re­gion, says Gudrun Kopp

13.07.2012 TUNIS – Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Fed­er­al Ministry for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment, today concluded her five-day visit to Tunisia. It was in Tunisia that the Arab Spring began. So her visit’s main purpose was to gain comprehensive insights into the situation in the country along the road to democracy and…

Video on Doha Debates: “This House believes that Arab revolutions will just produce different dictators” – BBC

Click the link to watch the video: http://www.thedohadebates.com/debates/player.asp?d=93 Related Posts from our archive The Doha Debates: Arabs don’t believe revolutions will spawn new dictators. February 22 2011 BBC’s December Doha debate and the follow-up article: Education is much important without freedom of speech which can be achieved by the aducated classes says Prof. Nagla Rizk ->>>>><<<<<-

Libya:The day the Katiba fell. The turning point in Libya may have come when protesters overwhelmed a barracks in Benghazi, the heart of the uprising – Al Jazeera News

Gaddafi’s forces lost control of the Katiba after three days of fierce clashes [Evan Hill/Al Jazeera] Benghazi, Libya – If Benghazi, Libya’s second city, has become the symbolic heart of the revolution in this north African nation, then the battle to overwhelm the military garrison here was the revolt’s key turning point. Over the course of…