Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

The Tunisian blogosphere has been buzzing as usual with a bunch of different topics, ranging from the serious to the light, and the following is a snapshot of some of the interesting topics discussed these past 2 weeks.

We start off with Zizou who writes about how he thinks an Islamist revolution is invading the Arab society, and that even though it's going at a slower rate in Tunisia because of the government policies and decisions, it exists, and he thinks that the government should go on and officialize the secularity of Tunisia to further seperate state and religion (FR).

Tarek then writes about education in Tunisia, how it is free at all levels, and how he thinks that this is a luxury a developing country cannot afford. He thinks that tuition fees should be introduced in the Tunisian higher education system to help fund research, better pay lecturers, decrease country debts and teach students to depend on themselves and work harder.

Comments on the post are mixed between people who share the same idea and some who are against it.

Another controversal issue is unearthed as Mars writes about how he thinks Tunisia should normalize ties with Israel. He thinks Tunisians, as a people, don't have any hostility towards Israelis. He also says that it's the duty of the country to defend and provide services to all Tunisians whether in Tunisia or abroad and reminds that thousands of Tunisian jew emigrated to Israel and should be taken into consideration.
He thinks Tunisia should recognize Israel and open representative offices there, and continue to pressure Israel to move back to the 1967 borders.
He believes Tunisians shouldn't have to be put in a position to make a choice between Palestinians or Tunisio-Israelis (FR).

On a lighter and more artistic note, Tunizika, the Tunisian musical podcast, release their 15th episode with music from BeskAra, Good Morning Babylones, Mourad Sliti, SKR and Emir. They also have a poll up asking whether people think it's ok to have explicit lyrics in underground Tunisian music.

Swifty writes about a couple of Arabic IT projects to create an arabic programming language and a fully arabic operating system, that are being worked on by Al Khawarezmi (AR), an Arab IT community, and how he thinks this is a great idea.

Mochekes tells students that the whole thing about needing a university degree to get a job is more or less a lie, and that was is really needed is contacts, loving your job, knowing how to evolve, being a good communicator, doing what is necessary and being there (FR).

With the Germany 2006 World Cup approaching, more and more steam will be picking up on the WorldCupBlog, where Bassem, the Tunisian blogger covering the Tunisian squad, has published the list of players that will make up the Tunisian national team at the World Cup this summer, as announced by team coach Roger Lemerre.


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