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Weekend Reading: Saharawi Self-Determination, Press Freedoms in Tunisia, and Arabic Lessons

by Steven A. Cook
January 17, 2014

A supporter of the constitution gestures in front of a statue of Egypt's former Army Chief of Staff Abdel Moneim Riad near Tahrir square, during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters). A supporter of the constitution gestures in front of a statue of Egypt's former Army Chief of Staff Abdel Moneim Riad near Tahrir square, during the final stage of a referendum on Egypt's new constitution in Cairo (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

Matthew Vickery discusses the Saharawis, people of the Western Sahara, and their largely unheard calls for self-determination.

Shaimaa Abu Elkhir says that Tunisia’s draft constitution needs stronger guarantees for press freedom.

Al-Masdar, a useful and comprehensive online resource for teachers and students of the Arabic language.

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