Tunísia

Far-Right Activists Almost Drown Attempting To Prove How 'Easy' Illegal Immigration Is

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had not heard of the men invol...

Three Reasons Why Tunisian Democratic Transition Works

Peter Lesniak | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Lesniak

After relatively short post-revolutionary transition period, Tunisian democracy is slowly standing up on its own feet.

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Tunisia and Egypt: A Tale of Two People

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

All hopes from the Arab Spring seem to have evaporated. The so-called Spring has turned into a desert storm. In Egypt politics fell flat and the country resorted to a path of self-destruction within a year of starting a democratic journey. However, in Tunisia the national leadership hung on and refused to succumb to self-destruction...

2010-2013: Three Years in the Lifetime of a MENA Region

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

It is already three years since the uprisings started in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. A street vendor in Tunisia eventually got fed up...

Nissa TV: Minding the Gender Gap in Media

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

After years of hard work and preparation, a feminist TV channel dedicated to promoting gender equality in Euro-Mediterranean countries is finally being launched.

Seven Years Jail for a Facebook Post: Tunisia's Not-So-Social Media

Emerson Povey | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Emerson Povey

A couple of weeks back, UK Attorney General Dominic Grieve announced he would be publishing guidance on social media use to help people stay on the right side of the law. Let's hope he doesn't look to Tunisia for inspiration when determining social media rights from wrongs...

'Sex Jihad' - A New Role for Extremist Women in Militant Jihadi Groups?

Anne Speckhard | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK
Anne Speckhard

When Ayman Zawahiri's wife, the al Qaeda successor to Osama bin Ladin, was asked in 2009 about the permissible roles of women in waging jihad she wrot...

Tunisian Women Engaging In 'Sexual Jihad' With Syrian Rebels, Claims Minister

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

Tunisian women are travelling to Syria to partake in a “sexual jihad” by comforting rebel fighters, a minister has claimed. “They have sexua...

Tunisia's Militant Struggle: Elusive Militants of Chaambi Mountains Could be Linked to Algeria

Tam Hussein | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

The Tunisian army is currently fighting militants on the Algerian border in the governorate of Kasserine. The military operation in the Chaambi Mountains is being conducted in close collaboration with their Algerian counterparts. In spite of this, the militants have inflicted considerable damage on the Tunisian army.

2 Million Brits Set For Summer Getaway

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Around two million Britons will head overseas this weekend as the school summer holiday getaway begins in earnest. Spain and its islands, including...

A Deep State of Mind: Tunisia's Deep State Could be Combatted by Democratic and Social Reforms

Tam Hussein | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

Following the assassination of Chokri Belaid, many opponents criticized Ennahda, the ruling Islamist party, with either direct involvement in his killing or helping to create an atmosphere where such events could take place. The Ennahda party's response to Belaid's assassination was curious.

Five Exotic Short Break Destinations

Mark Hodson | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Fancy somewhere out of the ordinary for your next holiday? If you have plenty of time and money you'll find no shortage of exotic far-flung destinations. But if you know where to look, you don't need to cross continents to find exciting, colourful and culturally-rich cities. Here are five exotic short breaks all within five hours flying time of the UK.

Fashion Week Tunis 2013 or the Clamouring Whispers of a Revolutionary Spring

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

If one is to take the latest edition of Fashion Week Tunis as a micro-scaled representation of the relationship between the political and the social, it is clear that the creativity revealed during this event owed much to the dialogues established not only between designers and artists in the Maghreb but also between creative voices located worldwide.

Uniting Against Islamisation: Femen to Taksim

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

Turkish revolutionaries! Taksim square! Femen is calling for your help! Femen has appealed to the Turkish revolutionaries with a request to protect their Tunisian prisoners Amina, Josephine, Marguerite and Pauline, who face sentences from one to six years in prison.

The Right to Protest... Naked

Agnes Callamard | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Agnes Callamard

For the last year throughout the Middle East (and beyond) debate has raged as to whether topless protests constitute a valid form of protest and whether actions like this do more harm than good, by reinforcing rather than weakening conservative forces. Let's me be very clear about this. These actions are a legitimate form of protest.

Amina Is Free! Amina Ran Away!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK
Inna Shevchenko

On Friday 12 of April Femen's topless Jihad reached Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki with the question: "Where is Amina?" The president was keeping silent, hiding himself behind dozen of security guards. Some time after I got a telephone call: "Inna, I am here. It's me, Amina!".

Peacepainting - What the World Needs to Learn From Children

Rima Amin | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Peacepainting is an organisation that exists to remind the adult world what it means to think like a child. Using the same format, same frames and s...

Topless in the Country of Hijab?

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

So, sisters, (I prefer to talk to women anyway, even knowing that behind them are bearded men with knives). You say to us that you are against Femen, but we are here for you and for all of us, as women are the modern slaves and it's never a question of colour of skin.

Topless Jihad Day: Femen's War On Islam Is Underway

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE 'Sisters, Until The Moment There Are No Stones, Bullets Or Blood In Your Religion, We Will Fight It': Inna Shevchenko Pens a Full Response To...

Topless Jihad Day: Femen Declare War On Islam Warning 'Our Tits Are Deadlier Than Your Stones'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE 'Femen Are True Feminists But They Have Insulted Muslims': Topless Tunisian Activist Amina Tyler Speaks'Sisters, Until The Moment There Are N...

Femen's Website Hacked With Message Calling Women 'Dirty Pigs'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

The website of topless feminist group Femen has been hacked and replaced with a page declaring the women "dirty pigs." The message, in broken engli...

'They Say I Am A Whore, A Mossad Agent, I Get Death Threats'

The Huffington Post UK | Federica Tourn | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE Topless Jihad Day: Femen Declare War On Islam In Wake Of Amina Tyler Storm, Warning 'Our Tits Are Deadlier Than Your Stones' The unlikely st...

Topless Jihad!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Inna Shevchenko

The fate of the Femen Tunisia activist Amina Tyler has shaken up and united thousands of women across the globe. Amina's act of civil disobedience has brought down upon her the lethal hatred of inhuman beasts, for whom killing a woman is more natural than recognising her right to do as she pleases with her own body.

Topless Tunisian Femen Protester Amina Tyler 'Is Home & Well', Says Lawyer

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

UPDATE Topless Jihad Day: Femen Declare War On Islam In Wake Of Amina Tyler Storm, Warning 'Our Tits Are Deadlier Than Your Stones' A lawyer claimi...