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Wided Bouchamaoui (UTICA) : “Nous avons fait quelque chose d’extraordinaire” (Tunisie)

Dans une interview vidéo pour Geopolitis publiée sur le site de la Radio Télévision Suisse, Wided Bouchamaoui, présidente de l’Union tunisienne de l’industrie, du commerce et de l’artisanat (UTICA), organisation qui a reçu le prix Nobel de la paix 2015 (j’en avais parlé dans ce post: 2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the ... More
L’exposition ‘Sous le Jasmin : histoire d’une répression en Tunisie’ d’Augustin Le Gall à Paris

La torture en Tunisie est aujourd’hui encore un sujet grave et difficile. L’exposition photographique « Sous le Jasmin : histoire d’une répression en Tunisie » du photographe Augustin Le Gall sera présentée dans le cadre du Festival international du film des droits de l’homme (FIFDH). L’organisation mondiale contre la torture ... More
2015 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

This is a fantastic news! The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.” National Dialogue Quartet in #Tunisia wins ... More
Sunrise in Djerba, Tunisia

Famous Tunisian journalist and 2011 Peace Nobel Prize nominee Lina Ben Mhenni (whom I’ve been following since 2011 and her coverage of the Tunisian Revolution through her blog A Tunisian Girl -add to you favorites and share-) posted on Twitter a beautiful picture of a sunrise over Djerba. I retweeted it, and here it is below… Thanks Lina, you ... More
Bardo Museum attack: priorities and promises

There was shock and dismay yesterday after gunmen killed tourists in rampage at the national Bardo Museum, a jewel of Tunisian heritage. At least 20 people have been killed during a three-hour siege and hostage situation. The attack came a day after Tunisia announced a major seizure of weapons from jihadi groups, triggering speculation that the museum ... More
Djerbahood: Street Art in the heart of Erriadh on the Island on Djerba, Tunisia

What happens when the favorite place from my childhood (Djerba) meets with the street art from my teenage years? You get Djerbahood. When a friend told me: ‘I’ve seen something from Djerba, first sit down and then click on this link!‘, I was intrigued. Then I was stunned. I wouldn’t have imagined something like Djerbahood could ... More
da-eYe for freedom of expression in Tunisia

Freedom of Expression is not a crime, and da-eYe knows very well about it. Since he first appeared on the walls in La Défense / Paris in the mid-80s (if you need an introduction, here it is), the one-eyed little guy with his witty humor and waggish manners is observing everything and calls out on everyone with no respect for freedom of expression. This ... More
L’Appel pour une Tunisie des Libertés

Face à l’enlisement de la situation politique depuis des mois en Tunisie et suite à l’assassinat de Chokri Belaïd dont je vous parlais dans ce post, les appels se multiplient en Tunisie comme en France, pour que les lignes bougent. Si vous êtes inscrit à la newsletter du MagkaSama Project, vous pouvez suivre les événements (actions ... More
L’assassinat de Chokri Belaïd ravive les tensions en Tunisie

Chokri Belaïd, l’une des figures de l’opposition de gauche en Tunisie et symbole de la classe populaire, a été tué de plusieurs balles le 6 février dernier, le premier assassinat politique post-révolution. Avocat défenseur des droits de l’Homme, emprisonné sous les régimes de Ben Ali et Bourguiba, il était secrétaire général ... More
Contemporary Art, Ben Ali and religion collide in Tunisia

As Tunisia is (slowly but surely) getting back on its feet, two events happened last week. They may not seem to have any connection but they do. It first started with the exhibition ‘Printemps des Arts‘ at the Abdelya Palace in Tunis curated by Tunisian artist Meriem Bouderbala (I mentioned her in my post -in French- about an exhibition last ... More

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