“Dear Nadir, for saying in your classroom that the Taliban was unjust and that the Taliban state does not respect human rights, you must present yourself at trial,” the note said. “I didn’t see who delivered it but it was stamped with their official stamp,” he says at an informal refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece. He along with his wife Aisha and their toddler son Mohamed are sleeping rough along with about 4,000 others because there is no room for them in the police-run camp on the island.
Street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi’s desperate act was the spark that set off the Arab Spring and changed the course of history. But while revolutions elsewhere in the region have been swept aside or stained in blood, Tunisia stands out as a success story. This weekend the country saw its second parliamentary election since the overthrow of long-serving autocratic leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
All of these indicators suggest that the country is heading in the right direction, despite many of its neighbors sliding into chaos. So why then is Tunisia's problem with homegrown jihadism getting worse? And why are so many young Tunisians traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State? An estimated 3,000 Tunisians have made the journey to Syria — more than from any other country.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".