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TNA Voice Podcast: The Arab Spring, Ten Years On (Part 1: Tunisia and Libya)

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Date of publication: 18 December, 2020

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Tune in for a special episode of The New Arab Voice, which revisits the widespread pro-democracy movement that drastically changed the face of the Middle East and North Africa. Ten years ago today, Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after enduring harassment from police officers, triggering the Arab Spring - a wave of anti-government protests that shook the region.

This two-part series will be focusing on five Arab Spring countries: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria. We have spoken to the individuals who were there 10 years ago, those who work to improve their country today, and others who answered a question that was asked time and again: "How did we get here?"

In this first part, we begin with Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, which is hailed as the movement's only success.

We will then look at neighbouring Libya, where civil society activists continue their peace-building efforts amid the crises, violence and instability that has plagued the country since its uprising.

Featuring comments from:
- Mohamed Ghedira, founder of Chnowa Barnemjek
- Youssef Cherif, Director of Columbia Global Center Tunis
- Hala Bugaighis, co-founder of Jusoor Libya
- Abdulhadi Soliman, head of Fezzan Libya

Listen to part two on Egypt, Syria and Yemen here.

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(Produced by Gaia Caramazza and Danya Hajjaji. Music by Omar al-Fil @elepheel. To get in touch with the producers, follow then tweet us at @TheNewArabVoice or email multimedia.english@alaraby.co.uk)

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