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He left the party & that in itself is honorable.Many refuse to accept is that #tunisia n exhaustion w/ #Ennahdha 10 years post 2011 has little do with Islamism. It’s the corruption,poor governance,unjust econ. policy & abuse of power. They’ve failed more than just their voters.
People living in #Tunisia;our anger is domestic, no one sits & thinks which side of the regional power dynamic to support. IFI #austerity impositions have strangled public spending, crippled public services,frozen hiring, devalued currency.. plurality seat party can’t be innocent
We respect the legacy of all parties & mvmnts oppressed by past dictatorships (esp Far Left & Islamist) but #Ennahdha to b so powerful in parliament & in ministries & waste 10 years without taking serious action or even speaking out against ongoing securitarian torture & abuse?
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A lot of people have been referencing this thread to claim that most Twitter activity in relation to the events in #Tunisia is the work of Emirati, Egyptian and Saudi bots. This provides valuable data but it suffers from selection bias. Let me explain 🧵
Marc did a great job mapping and analysing Twitter disinformation and propaganda, inauthentic coordinated behaviour originating in the UAE-Egypt-KSA axis. The way this study is presented suggests that these countries are behind most disinfo/propaganda about Tunisia.
Marc himself acknowledges that the scope of this study was narrow and not "agnostic," and he is preparing a wider upcoming study which looks at Tunisia-related activity by diverse actors. But his data is being used by Ennahdha, and Qatari and Turkish actors to support a narrative
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1/ So this analysis is the top thing you see when you search for #tunisia. It’s been used by @trtworld for a very propaganda-like video (on propaganda - incidentally) .
Giving credit to researcher for saying his findings don’t reflect internal Tunisian politics (they don’t)
2/ they dont bcause internally in #Tunisia very few people use Twitter (mostly Facebook) & the trend didnt have success. Tunisian twittersphere is surprisingly small. If true the data reveals outside forces’ interest in using the moment for their own purposes & regional dynamics
3/ What I’m more interested in is what the reverse trend (something like #savetunisiandemocracy) will reveal in terms of other countries’ involvement (Turkey / Qatar) in promoting that sort of language including coup narratives. I’m sure we’ll find a pretty strong bot trend there
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[Thread] 1/ I did another Twitter analysis. This time I searched for tweets using the term 'Tunis' (in Arabic). This is somewhat agnostic, so anyone mentioning '#Tunisia' will be analysed. The results are striking, & you give a clear image of polarisation. Will explain more
2/ What this image shows is to distinct clusters (the pink one, and the green one). Each cluster represents a community, a group of accounts that tend to interact more with each other. The fact they are separate indicates there is little interaction between the communities >
3/ What is evident is that the green community is essentially 4-5 Saudi nationalists (halgawi, s_hm2030, monther72, cressfiles) & their retweeters, while the pink cluster is mostly 2 Mauritanian/Qatar - (mshinqiti. Turkialshoub commentators/journalists and those retweeting them.
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A COUP IN #Tunisia 🇹🇳?

No! Many coups!

But when did these happen?


When #police & #justice were hijacked by #ennahda and #BenAli fellows:

->Read or @DeepLcom this:
Police et justice, les talons d’Achille de la jeune démocratie TN…
2. Or maybe when the constitutional court, highest authority and key power balance to president of Republic was not instituted (because of MPs' mainly lack of compromise in an Ennahda led parliament)
The heart of #TNconstitution is 6 years late not 6 days, not weeks not months!
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#Tunisia I saw many ppl on-offline intimidating others choosing to be vigilant and defend safeguards of human rights. The situation is complex and everyone is aware. But...
You are free to have your opinion and express it. So we are. We all have different privileges and recognize them. btw TRE are also Tunisians.
I choose to care about Freedoms and be vigilant. and yes I live in Tunisia. I do have some privileges. But the economic crisis + poor governance also affected me, in what is most precious, my health.
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A thread on the coup attempt in Tunisia

What's happening in Tunisia is just as frightening as it sounds. And the US response is just as shaky as you might expect, bringing back memories of President Obama's disregard for Egyptian democracy during the 2013 coup
If you're looking for the best overview of #Tunisia's coup attempt and the events leading up to it, read my colleague @sh_grewal's clear, concise analysis for @BrookingsFP. It makes for a chilling read…
White House Press Secretary @jrpsaki's response to the dismantling of the only Arab Spring success story is as embarrassing as it is unsurprising. There's really no excuse for a response as mealy-mouthed as this. If you have nothing to say, don't say it…
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[Thread] 1/ This is a thread on Twitter manipulation around #Tunisia, where the current President is accused of instigating a coup. One Arabic trend translates as "Tunisians revolt against the Brotherhood". I analysed around 12000 tweets from 6800 unique accounts #disinformation
2/ The trend is interesting primarily because (regardless of what one thinks of #Tunisian politics or indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood), the Muslim Brotherhood has been the bogeyman for the UAE, Egypt and Saudi, and invoked to justify authoritarian and unconstitutional measures
3/ Firstly, who is tweeting on the hashtag? Well network analysis shows it is mostly Emirate and Saudi influencers. The most retweeted and influential accounts are monther72, faljubairi and s_hm2030 and emarati_shield. See below for some screenshots. #Tunisia
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In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by still (3 week) vacationing @StephDujarric, this is Deputy
@UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq - he has received its Qs by email, incl on #Nigeria / Nnamdi Kanu, #Tunisia, UNOPS, #Haiti #Cameroon, UN rapes. Thread below
Banned Inner City Press asked what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and DSG @AminaJMohammed on that a high court judge in Nigeria has adjourned the treason trial of the detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, after he was not presented to the court.
Inner City Press asked, with no answer from @UN_Spokesperson & @MelissaFleming, what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres on that #Tunisia's president has sacked the PM and suspended parliament, after violent mass protests nationwide on Sunday.
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National Syndicate of #Tunisia-n Journalists just released a statement holding @TnPresidency responsible for protecting press freedom…
#SNJT statement confirms that security forces stormes @AlJazeera office and our expelled all journalists from it with no judiciary authorization
#SNJT statement also reported disruption of @AlJazeera journalists' communications, affecting direct communication with the channel.
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Looks like a coup, walks like a coup. My research suggests this is bad news for #Tunisia’s economic and political development.…
Less technical version here…
So who wants to excuse a coup in the FT this time?
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#Tunisia 🇹🇳.

Thread regarding today political events in the country with important information dating back to the last decade and what I think will most likely happen in the coming days.
⚪Ennahda or Hizb Harakat Al Nahdah was founded in 1981 by the current speaker of the parliament, Rachid Al-Ghannouchi. It was banned and declared illegal by the former president Zine Abidine Ben Ali 30 years + rule
⚪ Following the 2011 revolution which ousted Ben Ali, Ennahda moved to become an official party in Tunisia🇹🇳 in order to play a role in the country democratization. Ennahda won the election in late 2011 gaining 89 seats
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Breaking: The President of #Tunisia has fired the Prime Minister, dissolved the Tunisian parliament, and has assumed executive power of the country. (Conflicts)
Ennahda Movement describes the move by the President as a "coup"
It is encouraging people to take to the streets in rejection of the decision from the President.
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#Tunisian prdt #Said has barely suspended the #constitution without legally suspending it.
Based on art 80, he consulted Pdt of parliament + PM and decided:
-The parliament frozen not dissolved
-MPs immunity lifted
-PM Mechichi fired
-The gvt is chaired by the pdt of Republic
Celebrations going on in the wealthy city of La Marsa #Tunisia after pdt said
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#Sahel: Today, #JNIM released the video "If they fight you, fight them". It's been almost three years since JNIM released their last full-length video with combat footage, namely "And the Battle Continues".
#Sahel: This could be explained by several factors: First, the focus has been on the political line; second, JNIM's official media presence has declined significantly, and this is against the backdrop of several key media figures (in #Algeria and #Mali) being killed
#Sahel: The decline is particularly relevant when compared to #ISGS, which received major boost from its formal integration into #IslamicState's organizational infrastructure & media apparatus. However, this last video marks the effective recovery of #JNIM media wing Al-Zallaqa.
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🇹🇳In #Tunisia the health system has “collapsed” under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health ministry said on Thursday, describing the virus’s affect on the country as “catastrophic”📽️:@mayssabnabd #Tunisia_needs_Vaccines…
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‘Decrypting #ICMPD: How a Vienna-based organization coordinates & facilitates for the expansion of a restrictive multi-stakeholder border control regime in #Tunisia & beyond’

Report for @FT_DES about ICMPDs Tunisia operations 1/ #Migration #EUBorderRegime…
ICMPD’s expansion substantially accelerates since its current director #Spindelegger took over in 2016. Under his leadership, #ICMPD-s staff almost doubled, its annual budget trippled and the number of duty stations rose from 19 to 30’ 2/ #EUBorderRegime…
Spindelegger called ICMPD an ‘intergovernmental mediation platform & think tank for future migration policy issues. In contrast, others refer to it as a ‘leading consultancy institution that aims at the Europeanization of migration policies’ & a ‘neoliberal political project’ 3/
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Today in area🔢
1001z⏱️12:01 CEST

🔴SAR busy

🛩️ Frontex 🇪🇺 #DA62 G-WKTI DEA Ltd🇬🇧 #OSP1 'Osprey' is landed in Malta

Three times 🔄orbiting📏 73 nm N Ras Ajdir (34 22N 011 35E Maltese SRR) ⛽️🛢️Ashtart Terminal Offshore area #Tunisia

#migrants #Libya #migranti #Libia
1410z ⏱️ 16:10 CEST

Libya busy

✈️ French Air Force 🇫🇷 tanker Boeing KC135FR (735) c/s #FAF4012 is landing in Istres AB (LFMI): ⛽️ AAR mission completed off #Libya #Libia

🔒without full traceroute 📉

FAF4012 scheme in timeline archive 📁
1419z⏱️16:19 CEST

🛩️ US Navy ⚓️🇺🇸 Lockheed EP-3E (161410) aka 'Aries' c/s #DF21, is landed in Souda AB, after an 🛰️ ISR mission over Libyan area.

🔒 without full traceroute 📉

#Libya #Libia
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Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
#Mongolia 🇲🇳

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

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Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
#India 🇮🇳

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

Wake up. ImageImage
Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
#Hungary 🇭🇺

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

Wake up. Image
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1/4🔴#Tunisia 09.03.21 - Tunisian Coast Guard in two separate #SAR ops rescued a total of 165 #migrants and recovered so far 39 bodies. The search for missing continues. In a TV statement for Ch 9 "Tunisia Today" [cont] #migrantcrisis #frontex #seenotrettung #COVID19
2/4 [cont] the National Guard spokesperson BGen. Al-Jabbali said that the first rescue took place off the coast of Jebniana where 70 #migrants incl. 32 women and 8 children of different African nationalities were rescued from a boat taking on water. #migrantcrisis #frontex
3/4 [cont] The second rescue was conducted off Kératine, Kerkennah Is. where Coast Guard managed to rescue 95 #migrants of African nationalities incl. 2 Tunisian nationals and recovered 39 bodies so far after the boat capsized. #migrantcrisis #frontex #seenotrettung #COVID19
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#Turkey, #Pakistan: Inside the Ankara-Islamabad axis. By @jonathan_spyer.

#Erdogan forced #Pakistan to abandon policy neutrality to condemn #Assad attack that killed #Turkish soldiers.

And asked Islamabad to act against #Iran's #Zeynabioun /1
#Turkish & #Pakistani elites+militaries generally are pro-West liberals. This has changed with distinct religious nationalism of #Erdogan+#ImranKhan. Top #Lebanon analyst Hazem Saghieh feels both endangered Muslims in Europe last year. /2
Are #Erdogan & #ImranKhan forcing a permanent Islamist nationalist tilt in Ankara & Islamabad and reducing their militaries' political roles that helped balance policies?

Two trends to watch. @jonathan_spyer's analysis is an excellent curtain raiser.

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In Africa there are 54 countries , each one of them with unique architecture and design that represent the cultural identity and history of the people.

54 days , 54 projects one for every African nation .

I’ll start with Morocco I’ll ended in western sahara.

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Day 1.

Morocco .

This 18th-Century Home renovated in the historical center of Essaouira it is an incredible example of traditional Moroccan architecture .

A traditional house renovated and decorated with a contemporary touch.

Between tradition and modernity. ImageImageImageImage
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle the garden was created over the course of forty years, and consists of a labyrinth of crisscrossing alleyways on different levels and boldly-coloured buildings that blend both Art Deco and Moorish influences.

An hidden beauty ImageImageImageImage
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1/. "We now have a weapon. It’s called Tahrir Square"

An activist told me this in 2011, after the #ArabSpring had spread there from Tunisia

It was a heady time

It that felt change was possible

10 years on, it's hard not to look back on those times without a painful nostalgia
2/. Over the last decade, I've watched as the #ArabSpring turned quickly into the #ArabWinter & the dreams of so many turned sour or were crushed

The civil war in Syrian for has cost 590,000 lives & displaced millions of people

And yet the hope lives on…
3/. The energy of the #ArabSpring spilled around the world

People were thinking about alternatives

The Occupy Movement attempted to give space to that thinking

Jefferson wrote “A little rebellion is a good thing”

But maybe "a little" isn't quite enough…
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This week is 10th anniv of the Arab Spring, when #Tunisia rose up vs long-time dictator Ben Ali. Article soon but for now:
- In Tunisia, there was a fistfight in parliament after conservative lawmaker called single mothers "whores." Feminist protests vs him called "distractions"
- In Saudi Arabia, feminist activist Loujain al-Hathloul is on trial in a terrorism court for campaigning for women's rights.
- In Palestine, the brothers and brother-in-law of a woman they beat to death last year for posting a picture with her fiance have just been released.
- In Egypt, a woman is being criminalized and threatened with jail for exposing her sexual harassment, female TiK Tok users are in prison for "violating family values" and witnesses in a gang rape case are in detention.

Fuck the patriarchy.
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