Topic: Tunisia

World Wide Web: Did Bush bring democracy to the Middle East?

It’s hardly been eight years since the United States invaded Iraq, toppled Saddam Hussein and installed a democratic regime in a region where authoritarian rule is the norm. And now the entire Middle East, from Algeria to Yemen, is being rocked by anti-government protesters demanding that their leaders step aside and make way for democracy.…

World Wide Web: Has social media revolutionized revolutions?

Both the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions may not have been possible without Mark Zuckerberg. Anti-government protestors used Facebook to organize huge demonstrations in the streets of Tunis and Cairo. Then when Ben Ali and Mubarak began cracking down on media outlets, protestors used hashtags on Twitter to let the world know what was going on.…

World Wide Web: The Middle East is burning

It was embarrassment that drove Mohamed Bouzazi to douse himself in paint thinner and light himself on fire. After the apples that he sold to support his family were confiscated by government workers; after he was slapped in the face and publicly beaten by them – twice; after one of them insulted his dead father;…

Revolution in Tunisia ‘rocks the Casbah’

A protestor stands in front of the prime minister’s office in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, on Jan. 25 to demand the removal of members of the ousted president’s regime still in the government. (AP) Tunisians took to the streets in late December to protest against high food prices, limited political and social freedom, unemployment…