حكيم بن حمودة : فاتح الأبواب المفتوحة

التحديات كبيرة والملفات عصية ومدة الخطة سنة واحدة. ومع ذلك تمكن حكيم بن حمودة من مشاهدة بعض الأفلام خلال أيام قرطاج السنمائية، وأدى، حسب تعبيره، مناسك الحج السنوية لمهرجان قليبية لسينما الهواة لكنه أرجأ، لضيق الوقت، مشاهدة ”جمل البروطة“ أو ”القرط“ إلى ما بعد انتهاء المهمة. وما إن سلمت حكومة المهدي جمعة المشعل الى حكومة الحبيب الصيد يوم 6 فيفري 2015 حتى تسنى لحكيم بن حمودة مرافقة كاميرا الوثائقي وهي تتوغل بالديب زوم، deep zoom، في أعماق بؤس شباب تونس الذي تجاهلته مشاريع التنمية. حينها قال : ”إنه شهادة صادمة حول التهميش وصوت من أصوات الانتفاضات القادمة“.

American IRI and NDI Observation Delegations for Tunisia’s 2014 Elections

In Tunisia, public opinion has often questioned the authenticity of foreign initiatives to facilitate the country’s transition to democracy, based largely on skepticism of, for instance, the US’ silence/complicity in (a lack of truly democratic) political processes that kept Ben Ali in power for over two decades. Shortly after the President’s fled the country in January 2011, questions posed during a press conference at the US Embassy in Tunis on 21 February expressed as much; one Tunisian journalist explicitly asked, «How can we trust you?»

Circumventing Political Exclusion – RCD After the Revolution and in the Coming Elections

What Euchi demonstrates in The Disappointment of the Revolution is the falling short of an effective transitional justice process, a degredation of standards since 2011 that has witnessed the successive criminalization of former regime officials to their pardoning, to the concession of their right to engage in politics. Those who were initially seen as “enemies” of the state have gradually come to be recognized as political equals, now rivals now allies as per the momentary needs of political parties vying for electoral ground.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Tunisia and Israel, Tunisia and the US

As much as Tunisia’s initial, post-independence, political transition was influenced by the extent and nature of economic support from the West, the success of the country’s waning post-revolution «democratic transition» is significantly impacted by the same US and EU powers. A misnomer that diminishes the scope and complexity of international alliances and enmities that it encompasses, the Arab-Israeli conflict bears greatly upon Tunisia’s relations with Western democracies, the primary prospective investors and financial backers of political transition in Tunisia for the past half century.

Citizens Expand on the Ministry of Tourism’s Social Media Campaign…through SelfiePoubella

The aptness of the SelfiePoubella campaign is largely in the irony of its approach, in its twisting of the conventionally individualistic focus of the Selfie in general and especially in the context of the Minister of Tourism’s fetish for self-portraits that have propagated and diffused across the media landscape with as much efficiency as the garbage that has cluttered the Tunisian landscape.