2011 Tunisian revolution
Elections in Tunisia Tunisian political parties term upcoming elections “illegitimate” and call for boycott

Elections are taking place in Tunisia more than a year after President Kais Saied dismissed the last elected government

Workers Party of Tunisia Workers’ Party leads the battle to save democracy in Tunisia

The Workers Party of Tunisia continues steadfast in the popular mobilization against President Kais Saied’s attempts to undermine the values of the 2011 revolution following his ‘presidential coup’ last year

Ali Jallouli: ‘The Tunisian people are against absolute autocracy’

The Tunisian people have resisted the authoritarian moves of Kais Saied and insist on the defense of democracy and freedom

Amid boycott calls and low turn-out, Tunisia passes constitutional referendum

Tunisian president Kais Saied has claimed victory after his proposed constitution was approved in a referendum. However, the turnout was only around 30% and opposition forces have dismissed its legitimacy

Tunisia referendum Despite low turn-out, Tunisian president Kais Saied claims victory in constitutional referendum

Only around 30% of voters turned up for the referendum on a new constitution for Tunisia. However, the government of Kais Saied claimed that over 94% of those who voted were in favor of the new document

Low turnout in referendum on new constitution in Tunisia

Preliminary numbers indicate a very low voter turnout in the referendum which was held amid boycott and protests by major opposition groups

What is the controversy around Tunisian President Kais Saied’s draft constitution?

Fadil Aliriza, founder and editor-in-chief of Meshkal, talks about the draft constitution presented by Tunisian president Kais Saied for a referendum and talks about why there is dissatisfaction about the document

Tunisian President Kais Saied releases new draft constitution ahead of referendum

The draft constitution, which has not been fully released to the public, provides increased power to the president, and decenters the role of the parliament and judiciary

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