Stop insulting symbols

We need to recognize that our symbols, politicians, intellectuals, scientists as well as economists are often facing tremendous and repeated insults and allegations, especially political symbols who are targeted on a regular basis arbitrarily. This embarrassing issue undermines the freedom of expression and press that many generations have fought   for it with all the efforts needed. It is not acceptable to let these lasting abuses broadcast in the programmes of the Tunisian TV Channels and radios or other media…it is not acceptable to continue such abhorrent kind of provocative and…

Violence in Tunisian stadiums: The nightmare

The scourge of endemic violence erupting every week in Tunisian football fields becomes more and more worrying and painful for all. Some footages showed us the growing of violence and its multiple forms inside and outside stadiums between youth groups, sometimes between fans of the same team, or through attacking security forces in many sport games, even their team were winners, or sometimes violence fueled by players and supervisors of sports clubs themselves. Unfortunately, this terrible phenomenon created a frightening and a dire situation in our stadiums which damaged the reputation…

Scourge of illegal immigration contaminating our hopeless Children

Most of news and stories about Tunisian illegal immigrants are really painful and sad for us, but the most painful of young children. The  Tunisian Interior Ministry revealed in statement the arrest, by the security units, of 50  children aged between 13 and 17,  from different Tunisian governorates namely Jendouba, kairouan, Ben Arous, Tunis and Bizerte. The Children arrested confessed that they planned to climb the wall  of the La Goulette Port to infiltrate one of  the ships and leave illegally  to European countries. We all agree that the Tunisian…

Al-jazeera fake news surge between Iranian and Tunisian demonstrations coverage

The latest unrest which erupted in Tunisia revealed the way some foreign media handled these painful events with all prejudice and malicious purposes. Unfortunately, Qatari Al-jazeera channel and some other European media such us French daily newspaper Le Monde exaggerated and amplified the course of events in their coverage. Many footages broadcast by Al-jazeera channel showed that events in Tunisia were out of control and shown as dramatic events ending with chaos led by hungry people, but the truth on the spot is totally different. This channel, provocatively, omitted and…

Tribute to our hero security and military officers for restoring our serenity

The unrest that had shaken Tunisia in recent days and disturbed the citizens’ nights has revealed something very crucial in the behaviour of the security and military officers. This chaos has revealed the degree of maturity and professionalism carried out by the Tunisian security forces and the Tunisian army, who, once again, showed their technical mastery in dealing with a minority of offenders and criminals whose main target is to plunge the country into chaos, responding to the great pleasure of their coward leaders and contractors, whoever they are. Our…

Claiming rights cannot go hand in hand with violence

Since a couple of days, we have witnessed some demonstrations which erupted in many Tunisians regions for some reasons. Either for  high unemployment rate or for longstanding and extreme poverty,  for high living cost as well as economic inequality, in a  political landscape characterized by a dysfunctional economy and political incoherence between parties. In fact, we do believe that the government does not take any decision to suppress peaceful demonstrations, but it has to face the violent nature of some protests that broke out in some popular and delicate areas.…

Positive tourism outlook for Tunisia after successful 2017

-Thomas Cook chooses Djerba to hold its annual congress.  -Tui UK & Ireland reintroduces Tunisia for summer 2018. Thomas Cook, the second European tour operator, has chosen the island of Djerba to organise its annual congress due on January 7-11, 2018 TAP reports. The congress will be marked by the participation of no less than 300 French travel agents. Visits of hotels and tourist sites in the island are scheduled as part of this congress, which will officially begin on January 8. The aim is to further encourage the marketing…

Story of two inmates: Culture can curb crime and violence effectively

The last episode of the programme “Labes” broadcast on el Hiwar Ettounsi channel spotlighted on two inmates who accepted sharing their own painful stories and confessed their guilt with a deep remorse. We heard two harsh stories of one becoming a killer despite his higher education  level in engineering and the other being a criminal at the age of seventeen. Unfortunately, their fate is horribly deteriorated. Both are dominated in prison by anxiety and remorse at a time they could have shared moments of cheer and success for themselves and…

Tunisian-British Friendship Association: building bridge between Tunisian and British societies by stepping up English language learning

I had the opportunity to attend a breakfast discussion on the theme “the English languages learning … the way forward” organised by the Tunisian-British Friendship Association” Friday in Tunis, to discuss the prospects of English learning in Tunisia. The event was enhanced by the presence of Minister of Education Hatem Ben Salem and a large audience and participants coming from the political, academic and professional world to discuss the issue of English learning and find out ways to improve the learning process on the basis of other experiences whether British…

Perseverance is needed in Tunisian parliament  

I have had the opportunity to follow in a daze, footages of debates of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on the draft Finance law for 2018. As Tunisian citizen, I was bewildered between the kind of harsh and abusive criticisms and allegations of some deputies  towards some representatives of state institutions as well as toward their colleagues, which some of them are meaningless and reckless. We do not care which party succeed to lead the discussion in its favour. During this parliamentary plenary sessions what worried us most, is…