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Tourism is beginning to take center stage in Tunisia's economy.
Tourism is beginning to take center stage in Tunisia's economy.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tunisia relies heavily on tourism
  • How the country is trying to revitalize tourism following anti-government protests
  • Author Eugene Rogan on the current wave of unrest spreading across the Mideast

(CNN) -- IN FOCUS: Tunisia's tourism

Tackling corruption and expanding the private sector are key to Tunisia's ability to transform its economy and spur job creation.

Unlike its neighbors Algeria and Libya, Tunisia does not sit atop vast oil and gas reserves so it relies heavily on tourism. This week MME takes a look at how Tunisia's tourism sector is trying to get itself back on track.

FACETIME: Eugene Rogan, Author, The Arabs a History

From Morocco to Iran, the Middle East is calling for economic and political reform. This week MME speaks to Eugene Rogan, author of "The Arabs: A History" and asks him about the wave of unrest that is spreading through the region and the causes behind it.

Watch the show this week at the times (GMT) below:

Friday: 0915, 1745
Saturday: 0445
Sunday: 0615,1745
Monday: 0145

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