Farewell Maya, martyred as you fight for democracy

The great lover of democracy and brave militant Maya Jribi passed away on Saturday 19 May, after a long fight against a cursed disease that afflicted her in a crucial time that  Tunisia needs her positive contribution. Her courage will remain legendary. Until the last breath, she had always devoted her energy to the struggle against dictatorship, to the fight for democracy, to the triumph of her noble ideals. All her life she had devoted herself to this land she had always loved, to this beloved people. Today we will…

Municipal elections must embrace our differences

The relative optimism prevailed on the eve of the municipal elections for a better future under the sky of political landscape, did not last. Unfortunately, this optimism turns to a significant anxiety and confusion.  Let’s simply have look at the statements of some politicians to understand the depressingly common feature in their statements on the new municipal Polls. Some of them, considered this event disappointing for the Tunisian democratic community along with its results. According to them, it represents a political earthquake and a warning to the progressive community which must…

Drug shortages: why we run out of drugs

It may be surprising that drug shortages are such a big problem in Tunisia nowadays. There are seemingly endless supplies of medications available to the public with just a short trip to the pharmacy. But this is not the case for some medications, especially those used for more rare diseases. Supply and demand play a key role in the shortages of certain medications. Prescription pain medications and cancer medications find themselves in this category of shortages. The central pharmacy of Tunisia, public hospitals and private clinics become a nightmare to…

Rising Fears over Soaring Football Violence

Once again, Tunisia finds itself confronted with the soaring phenomenon of football violence and disorder. Unfortunately, This embarrassing phenomenon has become a depressingly common feature of the game and violence on football pitches and among rival fans and supporters is clearly on the rise. It is terrifying to witness the phenomenon escalate dramatically while the authorities seem incapable of eradicating or even curbing the level of violence. The reputation and standing of the sport among the general public could be irreparably tarnished. Very shocking is the incitement to violence that…

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.…