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Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

The 9th Tunisian Blogger Meetup will be taking place on Sunday, December 25th at Café 112 in downtown Tunis, at the end of Palestine Avenue. The results of the Tunisian Blog Awards will be announced in the meetup.

Building upon Mochekes‘ post about the situation of Tunisian IT engineers and programmers (in French), Slaim suggests the building of a website which will be kind of an IT company stock market where all Tunisian engineers can assess the companies they're working or worked for, and exchange invaluable information for better personal development and career management in Tunisia. He thinks it could become the perfect dashboard where companies and bosses are evaluated each day each hour constraining them and pushing them to do/behave better and give more.

Zizou covers the assassination of Gebran Toueni from Beirut, posting about the assassination, the feelings and reaction to it in the Lebanese street and the huge funeral (in French).

Tom writes about the work environment and how it is a micro system of its own in which a number of different people, who were put together without their choosing, co-exist and interact, building different types of relationships here and there, and all working for their own goals and in their own directions. (in French)

Nothing just illusion writes about how famous Lebanese singer Marcel Khalifa is now banned in Tunisia because of a dedication he made in a concert he held in Tunisia to all the Arab prisoners in Israeli prisons and in Arab prisons (in French).

Sup'Comian boy thinks that ADSL prices in Tunisia are too high. He compares the prices in Tunisia, where a miserable 128K connection goes for 50 Tunisian dinars to the prices in Europe, where the average personal income is double that in Tunisia. Tunisie Telecom makes huge benefits every year, he thinks they could reduce internet communication costs and make it more accessible (in French).

Sami criticizes the Tunisian blog aggregator for not including blogs of Tunisian cyber-dissidents, which is not entirely true nor entirely false, and thinks that the Tunisian bloggers in the aggregator now discuss every issue in the world but the important issues for Tunisia, and that all they do is reflect this perfected touristic vision of Tunisia (in French).

Mochekes writes about how Tunisiana, the first private mobile phone operator in Tunisia, will be launching a 300 kb/s internet service in February, building on the EDGE platform which is 2.75G technology. (in French).

Tarek tries to answer the longstanding controversy: what exact discipline does Astrology fall under? With it definitely not being a Science, nor a branch of Humanities, he uses the definition of Business in an online etymology dictionary to conclude that Astrology can rightly fall under the business category.

Zied wishes Tunisia was more like Singapore. He wishes we could build a technology and worldwide services based economy, that one of Tunisia’s University could make the Top 20 of the world’s best universities and that Tunisian bloggers could become a dominant force in the global blogosphere.

Chouchitou talks about all the pamphlets and offers we receive in our mailboxes and how they never offer anything new or of value, just the same stuff everywhere. The special offers aren’t special at all and the marketing stops halfway (in French).


  • Nadia

    Hi all, please read, sign if you agree and forward to people you know.
    Many thank and God bless.

    لى هنا يكفي … معاً ضد العنف والتطرف…. معاً من أجل الحوار والتمدن
    Nu er det nok..
    It is enough now!

  • Soufiene

    Nadia stop speaking everywhere like CNN and Fox News please. May be you do better to look for a job in the White house as a spokswoman.
    All the Tunisian opponents are the same. All what they can do, is importing other’s speeches and political views, ideologies, and aim to diffuse them in our country. I really don’t see the need of a whole liberal party in Tunisia. You are not able to analyse and to understand the real, the true and the deep needs and feelings of our people. And thereafter, developping an original and national political opignon, point of view, and relevant alternatives.
    You’re no more than political satellites, you seek for support and finances from outside in order to reach you’re own goals in Tunisia. Ben ALi is not a perfect guy. And it is well known that the easiest thing to do in this world is critizing Ben Ali. And anyone could do that job. But at least he’s doing well by protecting the country from a corrupted and fake democracy which would profit only for those who call themselves democracy militants, human right fighters, and political opponents. Even ben Laden was a liberty fighter before …

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