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Message to the Media: We Need to Hear More from Arab Youth

I’m tired of listening to the foreign policy experts and political commentators filling our airwaves and newspapers with their perspectives on what’s taking place across the Arab world. I want to hear from the young people in these countries who are the ones mobilizing the demonstrations and...

How One Jobless Youth in Tunisia Sparked a Revolution

He devoured books but preferred poetry. He was a passionate soccer fan. He liked smoking and playing cards in the local café. But the harsh reality of 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi’s life was that he couldn’t find a decent job. Desperately seeking to support his mother, aunt, and five siblings,...