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Tunisia celebrates as President backs down | The Australian

Tunisia celebrates as President backs down |  The Australian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CROWDS have poured on to the streets of the Tunisian capital after the country's autocratic president announced a dramatic climbdown on the eve of a general strike that threatened to plunge the Mediterranean tourist haven into its worst violence yet.
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Tunisian president vows to cut prices of food, end censorship - CNN.com

Tunisian president vows to cut prices of food, end censorship - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's president vowed Thursday to cut prices of basic foodstuffs, to lift censorship and to ensure police do not use live ammunition except in self-defense, and implied that he will not run again for president.
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Could Tunisia Be The Next Twitter Revolution? - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Could Tunisia Be The Next Twitter Revolution? - 				The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Guest commentary: Tunisia explodes - Boulder Daily Camera

Guest commentary: Tunisia explodes - Boulder Daily Camera | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Although it is rather small, Colorado does have a Tunisian community of probably several hundred people.
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Tunisia protests: Tunisia protests and deaths continue amid government moves - latimes.com

Tunisia protests: Tunisia protests and deaths continue amid government moves - latimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Resentment in Tunisia over rising unemployment has turned into widespread rage against the government of President Zine el Abidine ben Ali after a brutal crackdown that has reportedly taken the lives of as many as 50 people.
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Tunis under curfew as demos continue to smoulder (2nd Roundup) - Monsters and Critics

Tunis under curfew as demos continue to smoulder (2nd Roundup)  - Monsters and Critics | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunis - Tunis was under curfew late Wednesday after demonstrations that have rocked the country over the last month spread to the Tunisian capital and the second-largest city of Sfax.
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Government resorts to hacking to stamp out coverage of unrest - IFEX

Government resorts to hacking to stamp out coverage of unrest - IFEX | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Government resorts to hacking to stamp out coverage of unrest - IFEX
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Why France is Staying Silent on Tunisia Turmoil - TIME

Why France is Staying Silent on Tunisia Turmoil - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
France has never been afraid to speak out against oppressive rule, but colonial history and modern security interests mean the country is keeping quiet on the violent clashes in Tunisia
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Fresh Video of Tunisian Protests - NYTimes.com

Fresh Video of Tunisian Protests - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On Thursday, as protests continued across Tunisia, bloggers and eyewitnesses posted more video of the demonstrations online, including graphic images of protesters who have been gunned down on the streets.
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U.N. rights boss urges Tunisia to probe deaths and torture| Reuters

U.N. rights boss urges Tunisia to probe deaths and torture| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called on Tunisia on Thursday to investigate police killings of scores of civilians and voiced concerns that activists were being
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Tunisian violence is starting to trickle into Europe as tensions mount. - swissinfo

Tunisian violence is starting to trickle into Europe as tensions mount.				- swissinfo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Riots in Tunisia have spread to the country’s capital, pushing the death toll higher and leaving some European observers to believe the regime's days are numbered.
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Traditional Media Abandon Tunisia to Twitter, YouTube

Traditional Media Abandon Tunisia to Twitter, YouTube | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The shortcomings of the so-called mainstream media have become something of a stale trope. Traditional media does some things well, other things poorly, vice-versa for blogging and other ...
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Tunisian protests fueled by social media networks - CNN.com

Tunisian protests fueled by social media networks - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The protests that have gripped Tunisia in recent weeks are, to say the least, unusual. Organized dissent in the streets is rarely tolerated in Arab states, and human rights groups say the Tunisian government has had a short fuse when dealing with opponents. But what's going on in Tunisia is all the more unusual because the protests are being organized and supported through online networks centered on Twitter and Facebook.
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Tunisia dismisses official, announces corruption probe as riots reach capital

Tunisia dismisses official, announces corruption probe as riots reach capital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Rafik Belhaj Kacem's dismissal appeared to represent an attempt by President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to stop the protests, which had been confined to provinces in the country's interior.
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Morocco: Where Are The Riots?

Morocco: Where Are The Riots? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Washington / Morocco Board News While calm has returned to the streets in Algerian, Tunisia continues it descends into chaos. If Algiers and Tunis were rocked with unprecedented violence and mayhem, Morocco has stayed relatively calm. International observers are contemplating the reasons behind the Moroccan “exception”. Although Morocco was spared the social unrest that have plagued Algeria and continue to spread in Tunis, the Kingdom is not immune from such socio-political turbulence.
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