Sparks fly as François Picard’s guests argue over the root causes of unprecedented social unrest in Tunisia. As Tunisia’s business model is put to the test by rising unemployment among skilled labourers, word gets out thanks to the internet, this in a country usually accused of keeping all dissent under wraps.
A debate with François Picard and guests:
Taoufik MATHLOUTHI, Tunisian political activist
Jean-Marie FARDEAU, Director of Human Rights Watch Paris
Lahcen ACHY, Senior economist at the Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut (by satellite from Rabat, Morocco)
Lina BEN MHENNI, Tunisian blogger and Lecturer at Tunis University (by skype from Tunis, Tunisia)
Programme prepared by Yi Song, Pauline Heilmann and Jeanette Coombs