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Life after Death
I am going home to Tunisia this summer and the first thing I will be doing is become an organ donor. If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is a good time to do so. According to the National Center of Organ Transplantation Promotion (CNPTO), 80% of Tunisian families refuse donating the organs of...

Postcolonialism: A Road To Schizophrenia
Postcolonialism is the last stage in the process of colonialism. However, it is also the longest one. Although postcolonialism seems to be a liberating phase for previously colonized societies, it is actually nothing but a transition into another era of colonialism known as neocolonialism. Postcolonialism, with the cultural gap that it creates, pav...

Women’s Bodies the new battlefield of Tunisian Lawmakers
The Tunisian parliament will soon start debating a new set of laws regarding violence against women, proposed by the Ministry of women’s affairs. Honestly, I am neither excited nor delighted. Not only because it is shameful that in 2017, we still don’t have a solid legal framework to protect women and girls from violence, but...

No hate, no fear: This is what democracy looks like
Terrorism has succeeded in feeding fear and anger into Americans, not only harming the Arab world’s transition into democracy, but also shaking the core principles of the American democracy, which was once a leading model of freedom and inclusivity to the rest of the world. The uprising of multiple countries in the Arab world against...

Tunisian-Italian relations: the limits of the classic paradigm
” This article was originally published on Herillos blog” Tunisian-Italian relations: the limits of the classic paradigm (by Eugenio Dacrema*) On 8-9 February, the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi visited Italy where he met Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, the President of Republic Sergio Mattarella, and addressed the Foreign...

The Tripartite Initiative and the Prospects of a Political Settlement in Libya
” This article was originally published on Herillos blog” The Tripartite Initiative and the Prospects of a Political Settlement in Libya By Bacha Khayreddine * The so-called Skhirat agreement, concluded on December 17, 2015, is considered an satisfactory framework for building consensus among the various parties in conflict since the re...

Opinion: Referring Hizb Al-Tahrir to the Military Court Threatens Tunisia’s Democracy
CPR Deputy and lawyer, Samir Ben Amor argues that, though he might not agree with the radically conservative Islamist party, Hizb Al-Tahrir the government’s attempts to use the Military justice system to ban the group risks Tunisia’s emerging democracy and undermines the rule of law.  Why do we refuse to involve the military court in...

Editorial: Keep the Faith, But Be Wary Of the Hype
The Unity Government of Youssef Chahed will either be confirmed or rejected by the Assembly of Peoples’ Representatives later today. Right now, any other outcome than a solid endorsement seems hard to imagine. What is less predictable is how Tunisia’s new government will differ in substance from many of its predecessors. Many of the challenges...

Opinion: Open Discussion Could be one of Tunisia’s Best Weapons Against Islamic State Recruitment
Olfa Hamrouni’s story has been well covered by the Tunisian press. She has appeared on local television, and has taken her case to Tunisia’s government. I met Olfa in her tiny ground floor flat in Mornag, South of Tunis. She lives opposite an over flowing rubbish tip, the stench is unbelievable, and despite the heat,...

Sousse: One Year On
Port el Kantaoui, the resort town near Sousse, is quiet today. Waves lap the white sands that separate the sprawling resorts from the still, azure sea. It’s hard to imagine anything breaking the calm. However, as we know, something did. One year ago today, Seifeddine Rezgui emerged out of the darkest recesses of the country and...