Opinion Makers is a youth-oriented project that aims to strengthen the debate culture in Tunisia and Lebanon by empowering a new generation of opinion leaders to shape important national conversations. In pursuing this objective, Opinion Makers will expand public spaces for conversation, foster civic participation of underrepresented voices and marginalized communities, promote accountable governance through constructive engagement between duty-bearers and citizens, and give rise to and support emerging opinion leaders in the region.
#Opinion Makers : Tunisia & Lebanon
Lubnan Townhall is Munathara’s public interest media initiative, bringing together a number of the country’s leading broadcasters to air a series of townhalls through a single, unified feed. The programs will discuss major national challenges facing Lebanon and feature the voices of young citizens from across the country.
Omour T’hemna (“What Matters to Us”) is a Public Interest Media project established in partnership with the Tunisian Union of Associative Media (UTMA) to produce local associative web-FM radio shows accessible to listeners across all 24 of Tunisian governorates.
The main goal of the program is to enliven fact-based discussions, debates, and dialogues on political, social, economic, and cultural issues of local scope through the active participation of informed youth commentators (aged 16-24) with politicians, journalists, and other experts in their fields.
Debating Our Destiny (DOD)
DOD aims to empower youth, women, and marginalized communities (YWM) across Arabic speaking communities in 15 countries, including: Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Yemen, and diaspora communities in Turkey, France and Germany.
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.
Parallel to its online outreach campaigns, The Munathara initiative works closely with local and regional civil society organisations. Munathara’s certified outreach debate trainers provide on the ground training sessions...
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%.
Reviving Arab debate culture
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.
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.
Social media is considered one of the most important technological developments that the world has witnessed in recen
This is the topic of the third episode of the program "Zaama", discussed by the debaters: Sajja Al-Hajj Tayeb from th
Since 2011, successive governments in Tunisia fell between two key problems, social demands and structural reforms of
With the outbreak of the so-called Arab revolutions, social media took on a new resonance, particularly on the Facebo
Tunisia is falling back in the global market following its “CAA1” classification by Moody's Investors Service hitting
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Public Interest Media is broadly defined as generating and disseminating information that serves everyone in society. According to the Ethical Journalism Network, “it is about the common good, the general welfare and the security and well-being of everyone in the community we serve.
The Munathara Initiative launches a dedicated Musabaqa “Competition” for each of its live shows.
Since 2011, successive governments in Tunisia fell between two key problems, social demands and structural reforms of the economy, which required a
With the outbreak of the so-called Arab revolutions, social media took on a new resonance, particularly on the Facebook platform, where young peopl
Tunisia is falling back in the global market following its “CAA1” classification by Moody's Investors Service hitting Tunisia’s credibility with in
The media sector is arguably the biggest beneficiary of the freedom of expression that Tunisia gained following the 2010-2011 revolution. This is
Public education was one of the main pillars of modern state-building in Tunisia.
Parallel to its online outreach campaigns, The Munathara initiative works closely with local and regional civil society organisations. Munathara’s certified outreach debate trainers provide on the ground training sessions to Arabic speakers both within and outside the MENA region, especially focusing on marginalised and rural areas.
In Hulool competition, our Moroccan trainer Sofiane Saoudi has conducted a workshop in the city of Tiflet in collaboration with a group of young ac
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Khouloud Mabrouk, Editorial Team member, was the Sunday guest on "Al Lama" show on Shems FM radio to talk about "#Zaama_TownHall #We_Change_Law52_InOrderTo.
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.
Following the 2010-2011 uprising, a number of Tunisian officials, including ex-President Beji Caid Essebsi committed to a reform of the law.
The Munathara Initiative team discussed the various aspects and impacts of the DOD project.
إن الحديث عن وجود مؤامرة غربية على العالم العربي هو ضرب من الخيال ، قد تستغربون الحكم السريع الذي بدأت به هذا المقال ،لكن هذه هي الحقيقة التي قد تص