#Zaama the Tunisian media knew how to exploit freedom of expression?

The media sector is arguably the biggest beneficiary of the freedom of expression that Tunisia gained following the 2010-2011 revolution.  This is attested by international reports, like the most recent Reporters Without Borders assessment, that ranked Tunisia 73rd in the world in terms of freedom of the press in 2021, up from 139 prior to the revolution. 

A number of national affairs analysts consider that media outlets, whether public, private, or associative, have indeed made good use of this new climate. This can be seen in the increasing interest on issues like the fight against corruption and investigative journalism.

A number of actors in the media sector, however, have a different take on the subject. This side sees that the media scene in Tunisia is experiencing a phase characterized by chaos and taking advantage of this new climate, whether by bypassing licensing laws for television and radio channels, or due to confusion over freedom of expression and creativity, and respecting the rights of others in untethered searches for excitement and high viewership rates.

In light of these divided opinions, The Munathara Initiative poses the question: #Zaama the Tunisian media knows how to exploit freedom of expression?

 

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Arab scholars have a long and storied history of debate, and Munathara is building upon this tradition to support all Arabic speakers to participate in shaping the future of the region. We believe it is more important than ever before for rational, reasoned and constructive discourse to be the forge in which ideas are expounded, tested and improved upon for the benefit of all.

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During the Arab Spring, social media platforms played a vital role in the dissemination of information between different regions. By the end of 2019, internet penetration rates in the Arab region reached 70%.

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Scholars in the MENA region have a long and storied history of debate. Munathara is building upon this tradition to support all Arabic speakers to participate in shaping the future of the region.

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Since its establishment in 2012, the Munathara Initiative has promoted the voices of youth, women and marginalized (YWM) communities in the Arabic public sphere to meet their growing desire for participation in society, politics, and governance.

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The Munathara Initiative is a registered non-profit organization founded in 2012, with offices in Washington D.C. and Tunis, Tunisia. The Initiative aims to create an independent and inclusive discussion and debate platform in the Arabic speaking region regardless of their age, gender or background to create a public sphere characterized by evolvability and tolerance towards different points of view.

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