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Emel Mathlouthi and some music without frontiers

A DIVERSE double bill concert celebrating music without frontiers brought a Sydney Festival audience to its feet in the formal setting of the City Recital Hall Angel Place. Top of the bill was Tunisian star Emel Mathlouthi, whose song Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free) became an anthem for the ...

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Arabsat and Rohde & Schwarz establish IP-based DTH platform at ONT Tunisia

Following the announcement earlier this year of an agreement between Arabsat and ONT to launch a Tunisian broadcast platform on Arabsat Badr-4 at 26°E, Rohde & Schwarz has been selected to design, install and commission the TV broadcast platform, which became fully operational in October. Working closely with Arabsat, Rohde ...

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“Coup attempt on Bourguiba” in historical documentary

The archives collected from testimonies, records and documentary images about the events of the coup attempt on late President Habib Bourguiba in 1962, also known as Lazhar Charaiti coup gave birth to the documentary work that gathered Historian and screenplay writer  Khaled Abid, Journalist Chedli Berhouma in the journalistic work  ...

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Tunisia: 50th International Festival of the Sahara in Douz

The 50th International Festival of the Sahara in Douz, Tunisia is already sold out for this year’s edition, which runs from December 28-31 and celebrates the culture and traditions of the desert and nomadic tribes.This showcase expo for local folklore is a sort of desert Olympiad, with a large parade ...

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“Fuel Fishing” investigative documentary sheds light on oil leak on Kerkennah island

The story begins with the suffering of a young man from the Tunisian island of kerkennah. A young civil society activist who has been defending the safety of his quiet island from the deadly oil spills which has damaged the fishing resources of the island. Oil leaks are the responsibility ...

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London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London’s Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77. “Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier” will run from May 10 to October 7, showcasing more than 60 pieces personally selected by the ...

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Cinema: Global Migration Film Festival in Tunisia

The second edition of the Global Migration Film festival is ongoing in Tunisia. The thematic film event is organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in over 100 countries at the same time. The festival, which runs on December 5-18 with short and feature films, is a unique opportunity ...

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Tunisia calls on UNESCO to include work of Ibn Khaldoun in its World Register

Tunisia has called on UNESCO to include its Prolegomena of Arab thinker and historian, Abderrahmane Ibn Khaldoun to the Memory of the World Register. Hosting a conference yesterday at the National Heritage on “Ibn Khaldoun and its contemporary readings”, presented by French historian Gabriel Martinez-Gros. The initiative of the Tunisian ...

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2017

1 – Ruins of Roman City of Neapolis discovered underwater A vast 1,700 year old Roman settlement was discovered off the coast of Tunisia after several years of archaeological exploration in search of the ancient city of Neapolis.  Neapolis is believed to have been submerged after a tsunami in the 4th century AD destroyed ...

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Al-Quds, Tunisia capitals of Islamic culture for 2019

Al Quds is declared as a twin Capital of Islamic Culture for the Arab region for 2019 with Tunisia, according to an official statement issued by the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministries (ICCM). “In conjunction with the celebration of Al-Quds Al-Sharif as Capital of Islamic Culture for 2019, we urge ...

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