Many Tunisians are disillusioned with the entire political system and the democratic process.
Uncertainty over prospective road map for the country’s democratic future.
Freedom of expression continues to prove key to defending other civil liberties.
Customs service lacks the manpower, vehicles and helicopters it would need to stem the flow of consumer goods, arms and drugs.
Homegrown marijuana on the illicit market alongside narcotics imported by trafficking networks.
Officials deny that medical error is common and insist legal methods of redress are working.
Fears of violence mean foreigners stay away, and lack of cash slows recovery.
Attempting to cross to Lampedusa on flimsy vessels carries huge risks.
Pictures show daily life in all its colours.
Security sources say recent arrests mark progress in campaign to root out armed Islamists from their mountain retreats.