Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Adib talks about bird flu, giving a complete explanation of the virus and it's dangers, as well as how much risk there is that it could reach Tunisia through bird migration, the places that would be affected, and what measures should be taken. (in French)
He also writes about “Operation Monique”, that is being held by his clinic in cooperation with Mme Moniaue Busain, to develop and preserve the ass species in the Kelibia region. (in French)

MMM writes about how he thinks we should listen more to our children and try to think more like them. He's convinced the world would be a better and more beautiful place to live in if we do.

Karim writes about life in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and how he thinks of fasting as some sort of body control, where you master your body by rejecting all the external elements of your body making your soul more powerful, purifying it and rediscovering the real you.

Jrayda writes about the veil and how the campaign against it is one of the worst contradictions in our liberal world that recognizes human rights. He wonders where the freedom of religious practice and the freedom to choose what to wear is, and why only Muslims aren't allowed to wear the veil, and other types of clothes, or grow a beard. (in French)

Mondher talks about how amazed he is that however cynical we are, the sheer power of our will and creativity can move mountains, referring to Rosa Parks. He thinks the Arab world needs a few clones of her.

Dasdous writes about what she calls the pre-maternal syndrome (P-MS) that women of ages 25 and above go through when they start thinking about marriage.

Dj BouZz, who is the presenter of a radio show called Arabesque on Canadian radio CHYZ FM 94.3 and one of the people behind TuniZika, posts a sound file of a part of one of the shows called “Cordes Sensibles” (Sensible cords), that deals with fusion with Arabic music.

Chouchitou writes about the preparations for the Eid, when it comes to shopping for new clothes, and notices that prices are higher, quality is worse and choice is limited, but people are still buying everything. (in French)

Manichéen writes about the symbolical meanings behind the numbers from 0 to 7, explaining the mythology behind the number 7 and why it figures in so many areas. (in French)

Houssein writes about the Festival of the Arab World in Montreal, Canada. He wonders what the mix between Liu Fang, a Quebecan artist of Chinese origin, and Tunisian Yousra Dhahbi, called the Sultane of Oud, will result in. (in French)

Sami writes and links to an article about the new Rades – La Goulette bridge and how he thinks it will help lighten the traffic as well as change the landscape in the region. (in French)

MetalMad asks how people who don't know him imagine him through reading his blog, and how his image has changed for the people who know him since they started reading his blog. (in French)


  • merci pour le récapitulatif marouen, un article trés équilibré comme d’habitude! bonne continuation!

  • Je seconde… Merci pour ce que tu fais pour les bloggeurs tunisiens.

  • […] Tunisia: by Mohamed Marwen Meddah […]

  • […] On Friday night I had the pleasure of joining the 8th Tunisian Bloggers Meetup, along with fellow WSIS participants Jeff Ooi of Malaysia and Isam Bayazidi of Jordan. After the craziness of the past several days, it was really nice to leave the conference behind, just talk about blogging, and enjoy each others’ company. Presiding over the event were the blogger couple, Global Voices contributor Mohamed Marwen Meddah (MMM) aka "Subzero Blue" and his brilliant and beautiful wife who goes by the nom-de-blog "Aquacool." Many of Tunisia’s bloggers write in French and Arabic, not English, but many of them speak rather decent English (their third language) and we had some fascinating conversations. […]

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