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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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The Plum Line - Bush doesn't deserve credit for Tunisia

The Plum Line - Bush doesn't deserve credit for Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The ultimate prospects for democracy in Tunisia are still very uncertain. While the former head of the secular, autocratic government, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has fled the country in the face of a popular uprising, efforts to form a government...
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Mohamed ElBaradei warns of 'Tunisia-style explosion' in Egypt | World news | The Guardian

Mohamed ElBaradei warns of 'Tunisia-style explosion' in Egypt | World news | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Mohamed ElBaradei says Egyptians 'yearning for change', but draws criticism for refusing to back street-level protests
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BBC News - Tunisia turmoil: Diary from Tunis

BBC News - Tunisia turmoil: Diary from Tunis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Majdi Calboussi, a blogger in the Tunisian capital, has been keeping a diary of life during what has been dubbed the "Jasmine Revolution" (translation by BBC Arabic).
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Citizens hopeful as new Tunisian government forms - CNN.com

Citizens hopeful as new Tunisian government forms - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Tunisians adjust to a new government following the ouster of their longtime president, some say they are cautiously optimistic about the future -- and freedoms -- of Tunisians.
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Tunisia: No Domino Effect, but A U.S. Dilemma Over Arab Democracy - TIME

Tunisia: No Domino Effect, but A U.S. Dilemma Over Arab Democracy  - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fears of contagion are overblown, but the ouster of a pro-Western autocrat is a reminder that many key U.S. allies in the Arab lack popular legitimacy. Democracy could move those countries out of the U.S. orbit
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Tunisians must dismantle the monster Ben Ali built | Soumaya Ghannoushi | Comment is free | The Guardian

Tunisians must dismantle the monster Ben Ali built | Soumaya Ghannoushi | Comment is free | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Soumaya Ghannoushi: The people have toppled a dictator. Now they have to forge a coalition of socialists, Islamists and liberals for real change
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BBC News - New Tunisian unity government starts work

BBC News - New Tunisian unity government starts work | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's new unity government is beginning work amid lingering tensions on the streets following the overthrow of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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US welcomes reforms in Tunisia, wants elections| Top News| Reuters

US welcomes reforms in Tunisia, wants elections| Top News| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration welcomes reforms announced in Tunisia, and expects the country's government to hold free and fair elections, a White House spokesman said on Monday after
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Demonstrations in Libya and Jordan put Tunisian model to the test | World | Deutsche Welle | 17.01.2011

Demonstrations in Libya and Jordan put Tunisian model to the test | World | Deutsche Welle | 17.01.2011 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The protests in Libya against corruption throw up the question whether the Tunisian crisis heralds the beginning of the end for autocratic Arab leaders. The West is encouraged and is hoping for lasting change. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
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Arab Leaders Keep a Wary Eye on Tunisia - NYTimes.com

Arab Leaders Keep a Wary Eye on Tunisia - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
From the crowded, run down streets of Cairo to the oil-financed halls of power in Kuwait, Arab leaders appear increasingly spooked by the unfolding events in Tunisia.
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'King Abdullah is very nervous' about Jordanian opposition

'King Abdullah is very nervous' about Jordanian opposition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Opposition groups plan to increase anti-government activity; monarch reportedly set up "special operations room" to prevent anarchy in Jordan.
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BBC News - Tunisia's Ghannouchi defends new government

BBC News - Tunisia's Ghannouchi defends new government | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's PM Mohammed Ghannouchi defends the inclusion of members of the old government in his new unity administration, amid lingering tensions following weeks of street protests.
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Tunisian uprising fires a warning to region's hardliners | World news | The Guardian

Tunisian uprising fires a warning to region's hardliners | World news | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's revolution has been closely watched in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Syria and Libya
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Tunisia: the alliance of progressive and moderate Islamist forces points to an optimistic outcome | openDemocracy

Tunisia: the alliance of progressive and moderate Islamist forces points to an optimistic outcome | openDemocracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Clinton calls women's progress inevitable - UPI.com

Clinton calls women's progress inevitable - UPI.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told Arab students sexist attitudes persist, even in the United States, but women will keep pushing forward.
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Soccer: A Flashpoint for Deepening Cleavages in Jordanian Society | Bleacher Report

Soccer: A Flashpoint for Deepening Cleavages in Jordanian Society | Bleacher Report | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By James M. Dorsey The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer blog A look at boiling unrest and discontent in Jordan through the lens of soccer opens an interesting perspective ...
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