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Feature: Watch our special report on how hate speech masquerades as journalism in a country torn apart by bloody internecine fighting.
Video: Gafsa's miners have long faced injustice and oppression, leading the town to become a hotbed of revolutionary sentiment. Yet it remains neglected as the country transitions to democracy.
The days when the interior ministry oversaw elections and Ben Ali was known as Mr 99 percent are long gone. But presidential elections also saw a sharpening of political rhetoric.