"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…

Pioneer Bloggers in the Gulf Arab States – Jadaliyya com article

by Sultan Al-Qassemi     [Image from unknown archive.] Long before Facebook updates and 140-character tweets, a number of cyber activists defined the landscape of non-government led opinion in the Gulf Arab states. In less than a decade, a group of bloggers—many of whom have never met—has paved the way for the emergence of the…

Reforming Arab police – by Joseph Braude at CG News Service

Casablanca, Morocco – In much of the Arab world, police are commonly regarded as agents of repression. Hopes for democracy in countries like Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere require that police take on a new role as guardians of the rule of law. That means upholding the principle that everyone, even the head of state, should…