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Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

An activist and writer who chronicled the ebbs and flows of the Tunisia uprising has died and thousands mourn her death.

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Alessandra Bajec

Agonising choices: Tunisia's post-Essebsi elections could cause further fragmentation

Analysis: Following the death of President Essebsi, Tunisia got through the transition of power but challenges and fragmentation could ...

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

Alessandra Bajec

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen ...

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix of exciting local and internationally acclaimed artists.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia gives fact-finding mission go ahead

Tunisia's government has allowed the truth tribunal to go ahead and examine crimes committed under the country's dictatorship.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia rocks taboo on LGBTQ+ rights

Post-revolutionary Tunisia continues to push the debate about gay rights into the public sphere, braving a repressive law, gender-based ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's LGBT community demand change

In-depth: Tunisia's LGBTQI community are taking bold steps to demand equality and recognition and hope to drag the conservative government with ...

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Jordan Elgrably

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Having found fame as the musical embodiment of the revolution, the singer is looking beyond the confines of 'world music', writes ...

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Francesca Mannocchi

What next for the IS fighters returning to Tunisia

Indepth: Hundreds of Islamic State fighters are returning to Tunisia, but what can be done to prevent the spread of radicalisation in a country ...

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential ...

Tunisia's <em>Jasmine</em> <em>revolution</em>: A story of short-lived success?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A story of short-lived success?

Comment: Tunisia's 'Jasmine' revolution was heralded as a model for democratic transition in the Arab world. But crackdowns, ...

The New Arab

Trial of suspected Tunisia museum attackers adjourned until October

New trial of 22 suspected terrorists who could face the death sentence adjourned until the end of October.

Sara Manisera

Lost at sea? Tunisian mothers mourn their disappeared

As the Jasmine revolution blossomed in 2011, many young Tunisians left for Europe in search of a better life, never to be ...

Noor El-Terk

Emel Mathlouthi sings for humanity

Interview: Emel Mathlouthi, whose songs became the 'anthem of the revolution' speaks to us six years on from the Arab Spring

Noor El-Terk

From Arab Spring to Winter

Comment: Six years ago, the region was awash with hope as Arabs protested and demanded change. Today's landscape is dramatically different, but ...

Ben Ali, the 'strongman' whose weakness almost destroyed Tunisia

The New Arab

Ben Ali, the 'strongman' whose weakness almost destroyed Tunisia

Tunisian dictator and career kleptocrat, Ben Ali fled his country with an economy and society in tatters. The New Arab remembers his legacy.

Hadani Ditmars

The Carthage Film Festival on very little sleep

Blog: Hadani Ditmars explores the Carthage Film Festival's pan-African roots after enduring a sleepless night due to an all night disco next to ...

The red carpets and silver screens of Carthage

Hadani Ditmars

The red carpets and silver screens of Carthage

Blog: Opening night at the Carthage Film Festival allows Hadani Ditmars a chance to reflect on Tunisia's arts scene in the wake of the ...

First cruise ship docks in Tunisia since 2015 attack

The New Arab & agencies

First cruise ship docks in Tunisia since 2015 attack

A cruise ship has arrived in Tunisia more than a year after devastating terrorist attacks on a museum and a beach resort dramatically reduced ...

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia water shortages spark 'thirst uprising' warning

Water scarcity has long been a problem for Tunisia, but in recent years the challenge has been exacerbated by growing urbanisation and ...

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