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Will Tunisia’s Nobel Prize be an inspiration?

Civil society groups have been recognised for steering the country towards democracy.

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The committee said they had helped bring the country back from the brink of civil war.

Formed at a time of widespread unrest and political chaos after the Arab Spring, the Quartet helped rival factions resolve their differences.

Tunisia now has a stable government and the Nobel committee says it hopes it will be an example to other countries.

Syria, Iraq, Yemen and other countries are all divided by chaos and conflict.

So can Tunisia help inspire change? And what lessons are there in its journey from chaos to cohesion?

Presenter: Martine Dennis


Amina Zena, journalist, Tunisia National Radio

Christopher Thornton, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

Nicholas Noe, Editor-in-Chief of