For Young Tunisians, Freedom of Expression Doesn’t Pay the Rent

As protests pick up again and threaten to unseat a fragile government, the old regime rears its head, surfing on a wave of nostalgia and historical revisionism

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'Revolution.' Residents walk past graffiti in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, December 11, 2020.
'Revolution.' Residents walk past graffiti in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, December 11, 2020.Credit: Riadh Dridi,AP
A photo of Dr. Zvi Bar'el.
Zvi Bar'el
Lawyers shout slogans as they attend a protest in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, December 17, 2020.Credit: Riadh Dridi,AP
A protester faces riot police officers during a demonstration against the party of Tunisian ruler Ben Ali, in the center of Tunis, January 18, 2011.Credit: Christophe Ena,AP
Tunisian President Kais Saied, right, meets residents in Mnihla, outside Tunis, January 18, 2021.Credit: Slim Abid,AP

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