#LUBNAN_TOWNHALL

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.

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#lubnan_townhall

OMOUR T’HEMNA

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.

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Debate Tunisia Youth Studio Education Public Democracy

About Us

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.

Community Participation

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...

Online Engagement

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.

Impact TV

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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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Corruption is an internationally spread phenomenon that can exist in every society, disregarding how developed or und

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Domestic violence incidents have recently increased dramatically in Tunisia.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Since 2011, successive governments in Tunisia fell between two key problems, social demands and structural reforms of

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

With the outbreak of the so-called Arab revolutions, social media took on a new resonance, particularly on the Facebo

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Tunisia is falling back in the global market following its “CAA1” classification by Moody's Investors Service hitting

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Monday, December 13, 2021

The economic collapse in Lebanon has caused severe damage to the medical sector and its beneficiaries.

Debate Lebanon Lubnan Townhall Munathara youth Economy exchange rate
Monday, November 22, 2021

Multidimensional poverty affects 82 percent of Lebanon's population with the minimum wage no longer sufficient to buy

Sunday, October 31, 2021

We’ve often came across tragic media sotries about irregular migrants trying to cross the mediterranean on “death boa

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Tunisian youth is an important demographic.

Public Interest Media

Public Interest Media

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.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

In the eleventh episode of "Oumour T'hemna el Podcast", Tasnim Romadhani of Dream FM Radio discusses with

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The reasons behind delaying the opening of Sbeitla's youth center despite being ready to be exploited.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Health services quality provided at Ibn El-Jazzar Hospital in Kairouan.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Desertefication risks on residents in Gbeli.

Major Shortcomings in Gbeli's "Louage" station.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

 

Reasons behind not exploiting the "Aouinet bridge" in Matwiyah until now.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Why was the project to protect the Corniche of Bizerte from marine erosion disrupted?

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Archaeological monuments in Tunisia have great importance in consolidating the historical identity and reminding peop

Monday, March 28, 2022

Feryel Mabrouki from Dream FM accompanied by Nabila Chouchan from Elyssa FM and Nessrine Ben Belgacem a sociologist t

Sunday, March 20, 2022

-”Gbeli” residents complain about Taxi drivers who refuse to use taxi meters.

 

Musabaquat

Musabaquat

The Munathara Initiative launches a dedicated Musabaqa “Competition” for each of its live shows.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022
International Competition

Corruption is an internationally spread phenomenon that can exist in every society, disregarding how developed or underdeveloped they are, which va

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Monday, March 07, 2022
Tunisia

Since 2011, successive governments in Tunisia fell between two key problems, social demands and structural reforms of the economy, which required a

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Monday, January 31, 2022
Tunisia

With the outbreak of the so-called Arab revolutions, social media took on a new resonance, particularly on the Facebook platform, where young peopl

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Sunday, November 14, 2021
Tunisia

Domestic violence incidents have recently increased dramatically in Tunisia.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021
Lebanon

The economic meltdown in Lebanon has severely damaged the medical sector and its beneficiaries.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Tunisia

Tunisia is falling back in the global market following its “CAA1” classification by Moody's Investors Service hitting Tunisia’s credibility with in

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Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Tunisia

The media sector is arguably the biggest beneficiary of the freedom of expression that Tunisia gained following the 2010-2011 revolution.  This is

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Tunisia

Tunisian youth is an important demographic.

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Monday, March 22, 2021
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Public education was one of the main pillars of modern state-building in Tunisia.

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Workshops

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.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Monday, August 08, 2016

في إطار مسابقة مناظرة DD24 حول الأطروحة "ترمب أفضل للعالم العربي" أشرف المدرب عدي عموش على ورشة تدريبية بمشاركة شباب نادي الثقافة والإعلام بجامعة ا

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The Syrian trainer Bayan Al Othman conducted an interactive session with a group of syrian refugees  in Turkey, regarding the topic of ' religion s

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Munathara's Jordanian coach 'Malek Sebaii' has conducted an interactive session in the Blue Zone in Jordan with the Youth Council and the Organizat

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Munathara's Syrian Trainer ' Bayan Al Othman' conducted a workshop with syrian refugees in turkey in collaboration with  'lightning center for rese

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Saturday, April 07, 2018

In Morocco, our trainer Khalil Dekiki completed a training interactive session with students of Political Science in Rabat on DD25's Topic 'Russia

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Friday, April 13, 2018

In algeria, our trainer Fatma Hamdi has conducted a workshop in the region of Betna in collaboration with the National organization of the voice of

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

In Tunisia, Munathara's trainer Achref Wannas conducted a productive training session with young students and social activists in the region in col

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Friday, March 30, 2018

 

In algeria our trainers completed a training session with a groupe of social activists. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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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Press & Media

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Aug, 24 2021

The story of the Munathara Initiative, told by Alessandra Bajec on The NEWARAB. 

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Mar, 21 2021

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.

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Mar, 16 2021

AL Arab Uk covers the #Zaama_TownHall" #We_Change_Law52_InOrderTo.

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Mar, 21 2021

Ahmed Abid, the Senior Communications Coordinator, talks about "#Zaama_TownHall" #We_Change_Law52_InOrderTo.

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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.

Town Hall debate Tunisia Law 52

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.

أرفع رأسي لأرى القائد يمتطي حصانه هو لا ينظر الينا ولا يرى زحمة السير، لا يسمع أ أصوات المنبهات وضجيج المارة.

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