2011 Tunisian revolution
Citizens protest in Tunisia Thousands march in Tunisia against president’s continuing power-grab

The demonstrations went ahead despite heavy presence of security forces and riot control personnel to prevent protesters from joining

Tunisian president brings electoral changes Tunisian president announces changes to electoral system in yet another controversial move

Several opposition parties have already indicated that they will not participate in any constitutional referendum or elections based on a new set of rules drawn up unilaterally by the president

Food Insecurity in Haiti, Tunisian journalists’ strike, and other stories

Today we look at the upcoming strike by Tunisian journalists; the unionization struggle of Starbucks workers in Seattle, US; and more

Tunisia journalists strike Tunisian journalists’ union announces general strike on April 2 to defend press freedoms

The announcement of the journalists’ general strike came a day before government authorities detained a local news reporter at Mosaique FM under anti-terrorism laws

Protest in Tunisia Tunisians protest authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied

Demands have been raised for the president to resign and the government to immediately hold legislative and presidential elections in the country

Tunisia new judicial council Tunisians protest presidential decree forming new judicial council

The decree, which was issued on Sunday, gave the president significant additional powers over judicial appointments, disciplinary action and dismissals, and introduced certain judicial reforms. It also bans judges from organized collective action

Protester dies in Tunisia Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia

57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14

Tsunami causes ‘unprecedented disaster’ in Tonga, oil spill in Peru and other stories

Today we look at a major oil on Peru’s coast, the death of a Tunisian protestor injured in a violent police crackdown, and more

Protests in Tunisia Civil society and rights groups raise concern over rising state repression in Tunisia

In a press conference Tuesday, the groups expressed alarm over the rapidly declining status of human rights and civil liberties in the country, days after security forces violently attacked anti-government protesters and made dozens of arrests

Tunisia president Tunisian president announces constitutional referendum and general elections in 2022

The constitutional referendum is scheduled to be held on July 25, 2022, exactly a year after president Kais Saied took control of all executive and legislative powers in Tunisia through a series of exceptional measures. Critics and opposition political parties have called his actions a “presidential coup”

Tunisia political crisis Four political parties announce bloc to resist president Saied’s power grab in Tunisia

20 Tunisian and international human rights groups also denounced the president’s actions in a joint statement, calling them unilateral, authoritarian and in violation of the Tunisian constitution

Tunisians mobilize against president’s autocratic decisions

Most of the political groups in the country are divided on Saied’s move, with some of them openly supporting it and calling it a much-needed “reform process” in the country. However, leftist parties in the country, such as the Workers Party, opposed president Saied’s move calling it a coup.

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