Tunisia: Revolution on the Walls "Ben Ali Out" in Hammamet. Image by Rob Peterson. Tunisia, 2012.
Freedom of expression of any sort was stifled under the regime of former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Now that he is gone graffiti has sprung up throughout the country.
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.
May 7, 2012 / Untold Stories
A year after the revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, what has become of the people, the politics and the economy of Tunisia?
Pulitzer Center grantee Jessie Deeter reports from Tunisia, one year after the Arab Spring began.
Jessie Deeter is a Piedmont, California-based documentary producer, director and journalist. She recently produced “Revenge of the Electric Car,” which had its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in...
Rob Peterson is a Piedmont, California based photographer and videographer. Since learning Arabic and living in Tunisia as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1994-96, the Middle East and Africa have...
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