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About Sana Ajmi

Sana Ajmi is a Tunisian writer currently pursuing her masters in Linguistics. Sana is a freelance journalist and a former writer for Tunisia Live. Her interests include human rights, educational management, world history and international relations.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Does Tunisia need Femen?

The first woman representing Femen in Tunisia has exhorted Tunisian women to “wake up” and realize they are living under oppression.


Tunisian university dean acquitted

Each university has a right to set their own guidelines for the wearing of the niqab and religious activity in general on campus. But the issue has become too divisive.

Final draft of Tunisia’s new constitution released

After long heated debates, a final draft of Tunisia’s new constitution was released last week by the National Constituent Assembly.

Tunisia recovers stolen money from former President Ben Ali

Tunisia expects to sign a $1.7 billion loan deal with the International Monetary Fund by May, needed to shield Tunisia’s economy from global economic woes, including the debt crisis in Europe.

Two Tunisians jailed over anti-police rap video

In November, two graffiti artists were arrested for writing on the wall of a university: “the people want rights for the poor” and “the poor are the living-dead in Tunisia.”

Young Tunisian cigarette vendor dies of self-immolation

Hundreds joined the young man’s funeral procession in Jendouba and protested against the region’s poverty and economic marginalization.

The Harlem Shake controversy in Tunisia

The ministry's website was also temporarily hacked and a call went out on social media for the staging of a "mega Harlem Shake" in front of the ministry on Friday.

What’s next for Tunisia? Can democracy be saved?

Following the assassination, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced that Tunisia is to form a non-partisan government of technocrats to run the country until elections can be held.

The visit of a controversial Muslim to Tunisia sparks debate

Tunisia is well known for its moderate interpretation of Islam. However during the last couple of years, a more conservative interpretation of Islam, or Salafism, has spread widely throughout Tunisian society.

In Tunisia, another Sufi shrine is vandalized

For many opposition parties the government is not doing enough to protect the country from extremism.

Tunisian graffiti artists targeted by law

Berriche and Bouagila were arrested November 3 for writing on the wall of a university: “the people want rights for the poor” and “the poor are the living-dead in Tunisia.”

Security situation in Tunisia remains a major issue

For the fourth day in a row, thousands of people are still protesting in Siliana demanding that the local governor quits.

The presidential election and the future of US-Tunisian relations

The oppressed people of Tunisia have long envied western democracy. Now that they've regained their freedom and had their own democratic elections, do Tunisians cast a more critical look on the American vote?

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