Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Singing 'Smoke Weed Everyday' Could Soon Get You Jail Time in Tunisia
Several rappers have already been locked up under Tunisia’s harsh drug laws, and it may soon become illegal to even talk about marijuana in the country.
The Nobel Peace Prize Has Been Awarded to a Tunisian Mediator Group
The global prize has been awarded to the negotiating team that helped Tunisia transition to democracy following the fall of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali — unlike other Arab Spring countries.
Reuters and VICE News
How Tunisians Are Fighting Free-Speech Limitations with Slam Poetry
Although the rights to free speech and freedom of assembly have improved significantly since Tunisia’s revolution—an uprising that toppled former dictator Ben Ali in 2010—police have continued to target and beat outspoken artists at public...