The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize today resulted from the revolution in Tunisia in 2011. That in turn sparked the Arab Spring, when people in some Arab states tried to get rid of repressive governments. But democracy in Tunisia is still fragile.
The Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway, has awarded this year's peace prize to Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet. The committee honored the quartet's efforts for political dialogue following the Arab Spring.
The bookies' money is on the Greek Islanders, but with a record number of nominations, the field is wide open. DW takes a look at the frontrunners for this year's prestigious award.
The Tunisian civil society groups have been lauded as a model of successful dialogue and tolerance on the road to democracy. They called for the creation of a Palestinian state as part of a fight against terrorism.
The Nobel Peace Prize is not only for the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The award is encouragement for all those working for peace and democracy in the Middle East and North Africa, Rainer Sollich writes.
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