August 21, 2015 /
Alice Su
Why do young people from Jordan and Tunisia decide to join militant groups in Syria? Are they driven by ideological, economic, or other factors? How are governments trying to stop them?
July 25, 2015 / Al Jazeera America
Alice Su
In underdeveloped interior regions, lack of progress confounds residents, four years after political upheaval.
July 22, 2015 / Al Jazeera America
Alice Su
With domestic dissatisfaction on the rise, Tunisia has become the top contributor of young foreign recruits to radical Islam's war in Syria.
February 16, 2012 / PBS NewsHour
Jessie Deeter
Tunisia faces economic and social obstacles in its transition to democracy.
February 13, 2012 / Untold Stories
Jessie Deeter
One year after the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisians debate the social and economic landscape of their new democracy.
February 13, 2012
Jessie Deeter, Rob Peterson, Sara Maamouri
On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.
October 22, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Ellen Knickmeyer
Nine months after the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, Ellen Knickmeyer revisits two of the first Tunisians to protest against the Ben Ali regime.
March 14, 2011 / Untold Stories
Ellen Knickmeyer
Weeks after Mohammed Bouazizi's self-immolation began the revolution in Tunisia, his hometown of Sidi Bouzid remains a place of protest.
February 9, 2011 / Vanity Fair
Ellen Knickmeyer
The youngest part of the world is also the most chronically underemployed. Reporting from ground zero of Tunisia’s revolutionary rage, the author encounters epic frustration.
January 30, 2011 / Untold Stories
Ellen Knickmeyer
Tunisia finds a new equilibrium in the wake of civil unrest that sparked popular revolutions across the Arab world.
January 28, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Ellen Knickmeyer
As revolutions pervade North Africa, armed forces take different approaches to containing the protests. Tunisia's military championed its revolution, while government forces in Egypt and Yemen are...
January 28, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Ellen Knickmeyer
Mohamed Bouazizi's suicide ignited an uprising of unemployed youth in Tunisia, then across North Africa.
Image by Ellen Knickmeyer. Tunisia, 2011.
January 27, 2011
Ellen Knickmeyer
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.

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