These certainly aren’t normal hours for the renowned French-Tunisian creative, whose work graces walls, bridges, rooftops, and other structures and surfaces on nearly every continent. Though eL Seed normally splits his time between Paris and Dubai, he’s in London to paint a large mural commissioned by the British Council for the Shubbak festival, a celebration of contemporary Arab culture.
Pope Francis, Secretary of State John Kerry, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were among those said to be likely to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Few prognosticators could have heard of the civil-society groups that make up the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, let alone have imagined that they would be awarded the prize.
Cookstown firm CDE Global is strengthening its global links through an international exchange scheme in conjunction with the British Council. The manufacturing plant has recently taken on five international students through IAESTE, (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience), a program that helps STEM students gain technical experience overseas.
This week's headlines highlighted media such as film, photography, and gaming as a powerful tool to reach international audiences.
Activists in other countries who led their own Arab Spring movements said they were “jealous” of Tunisians Sunday. “We voted in Egypt but we lost our Arab Spring,” said Khaled Mansour, a student in Alexandria who took part in the 2011 protests.
Tunisia said on Tuesday it broke up the media arm of Islamist militant group "Ansar al-Shariah," which is also active in the neighboring Libya and is suspected behind the 2012 killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi.