Echoes from the Tunisian Blogosphere

The 11th Tunisian blogger meetup was held last sunday in the Latina café/restaurant. Turnout was pretty good for this meetup with 18 people showing up. The next meetup should be held in the mountains of Zaghouan. Many of the present bloggers wrote about this meetup (Tom (FR), Marouen (FR), Karim (EN), MMM (EN), Staka (FR), Mochekes (FR), Foufa (FR)).

Tunisian music podcast Tunizika release a new Moroccan music style episode with music from artists: Ahmed Soultan, Darga, Casa Crew and Hoba Hoba.

There's been a lot of talk about Tunisiana‘s new mobile internet offering, starting from Marouen (EN) who announced it before the service was publicly launched, to Keitaro (FR) who's using it, to Mochekes (FR) who has been giving tips and advice about it.

Both Yamen and MMM picked up the news of the new political party that was born in Tunisia on Friday, March 3rd. The new formation, named “the Green Party for Progress,” (the PVP) is Tunisia’s ninth legal party.

Tom writes about how after usenet, personal homepages, forums, chatrooms, blogs and the blogosphere, something new is starting to take shape: a commentsphere, which consists of people who comment a lot on other people's blogs but don't have blogs of their own (FR).

Le Kerkenien and Swobodin both bring up the topic of racism and how tolerant the Tunisian people are towards Black Africans who come to work or study in Tunisia.

Tarek writes about this show that he saw on Tunisian TV once about this poor rural woman who made her living from the breeding of two sheep, and who was cleverly re-investing small amounts of money she was earning in the purchase of additional sheep, and how she was able to repair and embellish her small home thanks to this income.
He talks about how proud he was to see how she was living and surviving, and he believes that Sustainable Development starts with people like this, people who do not stagnate and wait for someone to give them a hand, people who work and believe in themselves and in a better future. (EN)
His post was also republished on the Tunisian El Khadra Environmental Blog in both English and French.

Rim calls for interested Tunisian Females to participate in the “Interfaith Youth Exchange for Environmental and Cross-Cultural Healing”, which is a joint project of the Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre and United Religions Initiative, being held in Cyprus from June 5th to 12th.

MMM writes about Pr. Habiba Bouhamed Chaabouni from Tunisia, who was awarded the L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for her contribution to the analysis and prevention of hereditary disorders.


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