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As Tunisia Events Play Out Live, the Middle East Watches Warily - WSJ.com

As Tunisia Events Play Out Live, the Middle East Watches Warily - WSJ.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Middle East governments watched uneasily as events in Tunisia snowballed to a stunning climax Friday, while millions of their citizens followed on satellite television and the Internet.
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BBC News - Could other Arab countries follow Tunisia's example?

BBC News - Could other Arab countries follow Tunisia's example? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Could the fall of Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali have implications for the rest of the Arab world, asks Middle East analyst Roger Hardy.
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Mona Eltahawy - Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution

Mona Eltahawy - Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
For 23 years, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali presided over the most tightly run ship in the Arab world. So perfect a police state was his Tunisia, with its ubiquitous informers and portraits of the president, that no one predicted Ben Ali's ship could capsize.
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Was What Happened in Tunisia a Twitter Revolution?: Tech News and Analysis «

Was What Happened in Tunisia a Twitter Revolution?: Tech News and Analysis « | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Even as protesters were still cheering the downfall of the government in Tunisia on Friday, the debate had already begun over what role social media had played in the event. Was it the first real Twitter revolution? The correct answer is probably yes and no.
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Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - The Daily Beast

Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - The Daily Beast | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riots have chased out the African nation's president, leaving the region's future in upheaval. Christopher Dickey on the demographic shifts fomenting the Arab world's hunger for change.
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The Story of Mohamed Bouazizi, the man who toppled Tunisia - International Business Times

The Story of Mohamed Bouazizi, the man who toppled Tunisia - International Business Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The death of Mohamed Bouazizi sparked a wave of massive protests that culminated in the ousting of Tunisian President Zine al-Abedine Ben Ali.
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Stephen Zunes: U.S. Backs Tunisian Dictatorship in Face of Pro-Democracy Uprising

Stephen Zunes: U.S. Backs Tunisian Dictatorship in Face of Pro-Democracy Uprising | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the course of some civil insurrections, Washington has strongly condemned the regime. Most of the time, however, Washington has either backed the government or largely remained silent.
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For the Arab World, a Potent Lesson - NYTimes.com

For the Arab World, a Potent Lesson - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The fall of Tunisia’s president marks the first time that protests have overthrown an Arab leader.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - By James Traub | Foreign Policy

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - By James Traub | Foreign Policy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Firas Al-Atraqchi: Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Tunisia's Revolution Was Twitterized | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In what could be a sign of how social media is reshaping politics in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisian protesters turned to Twitter to broadcast information on their popular revolt.
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Tunisia protesters use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help organize and report | Technology | Los Angeles Times

Tunisia protesters use Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to help organize and report | Technology | Los Angeles Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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.
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Romina Ruiz-Goiriena: How Tunisian Facebookers Will Change Newsrooms

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena: How Tunisian Facebookers Will Change Newsrooms | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After weeks of unrest in Tunisia seen only through videos uploaded on Facebook, it seems as our psychological apprehension to rely on social networks as a news source will finally come to an end.
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Arab activists hope Tunisia uprising brings change | HeraldTribune.com

Arab activists hope Tunisia uprising brings change | HeraldTribune.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Arab activists celebrated the anti-government protests that ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on Friday as the uprising raised hopes for similar change in other countries accused of having repressive regimes.
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Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - The Daily Beast

Tunisia Riots: The Youth Revolution - The Daily Beast | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riots have chased out the African nation's president, leaving the region's future in upheaval. Christopher Dickey on the demographic shifts fomenting the Arab world's hunger for change.
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Why Tunisia's Revolution Is Islamist-Free - By Michael Koplow | Foreign Policy

Why Tunisia's Revolution Is Islamist-Free - By Michael Koplow | Foreign Policy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Political Economy - Spike in global food prices contributes to Tunisian violence

Political Economy - Spike in global food prices contributes to Tunisian violence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The state of emergency in Tunisia has economists worried that we may be seeing the beginnings of a second wave of global food riots. Battered by bad weather and increasing demand from the developing world, the global food supply system...
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Tension in Tunis: Tunisian President Ben Ali Leaves Country - TIME

Tension in Tunis: Tunisian President Ben Ali Leaves Country - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The authoritarian leader flees in the face of a popular revolt, but nobody is sure what comes next
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An Arab popular revolution (well, sort of) in Tunisia - CSMonitor.com

An Arab popular revolution (well, sort of) in Tunisia - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Tunisian President Ben Ali Dissolves Government After Protests - TIME

Tunisian President Ben Ali Dissolves Government After Protests - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After President Ben Ali's promises for change, Tunisians wait to see if he will maintain the country's reputation as a trailblazer among Arab nations
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Hundreds protest over high prices in south Jordan - International Business Times

Hundreds protest over high prices in south Jordan - International Business Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Food price protests sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East reached Jordan on Friday, when hundreds of protesters chanted slogans against Prime Minister Samir al-Rifai in the southern city of Karak.
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