Echoes from the Tunisian Blogosphere

The 12th Tunisian blogger meetup took place on Saturday, April 15th, marking a whole year of meetups. The record was broken for the number of bloggers present with around 35 bloggers showing up, and the number of new faces exceeding old ones. MMM, Marsawi (FR) and Bouzguelif (FR) write about it.

Tunizika, the Tunisian musical podcast, have released their 14th episode with a mixture of Jazz, Blues, Rock and Soul through music from Mamdouh Bahri, Issam Mahfoudhi, le Ptypont and Mawel.

Thysdrus writes about the Tunisian movie Bab El Arch (The door to the throne) by Tunisian director Mokhtar Laadjimi. The director describes the movie as the saga of a young tunisian journalist who is caught between “intellectual castration” and ” sexual castration” and his struggle against a stifling family and social context.

Swifty writes about how Canada is a new major destination for Tunisian emigrants, and gives an interesting list of pros and cons of the country from a Tunisian point of view.

MMM writes about the state of cinemas in Tunisia and how they're lacking in every aspect of the cinematic experience. He thinks that Tunisia lacks places where people can go for entertainment, and that new state of the art cinemas would be a great option for investors to venture into.

Troubadour (FR) writes about how her boss found her blog, where she occasionally writes about things that bug her at work, and how she almost got fired for it. She thinks about what she should do now, and whether she should continue blogging or not. She eventually decides to keep writing.

Felsfa (FR) talks about the famous El Mellassine neighbourhood in Tunis, and how it has changed from a jungle of bandits to a market where you can find almost everything at lower prices.
He talks about how the bandits from the different areas of Tunis respect each other's turf and describes the solidarity between the bandits of the Mellassine area, who are actually the sellers in these markets. He also tells a few funny stories and experience from the market.

Slaim thinks that Tunisia should build its own Formula One circuit. He thinks it would be a really good touristic investment to attract Formula One fans, especially that Tunisia is a very close destination from Europe.


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