Category: Articles

JF Briefing May 2015

[divider] Domestic Developments [divider] 100 days into the mandate of the new Tunisian government, and it seems the key word of the day is “challenges”.  On television and radio shows and discussions, we hear of the economic, social, political, security and regional challenges facing the government and the country. Prime Minister Habib Essid held a press conference

Are Tunisian Youth Really Uninterested in Public Affairs? These Five Youngsters Beg to Differ

Jasmine foundation – During the 5 days of the International Social Forum in Tunisia (March 24th – March 28th), the Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication participated with a dedicated booth to present its previous work and ongoing projects to a vibrant and eager international audience, distribute its brochures and literature, and hopefully craft some

JF Briefing March 2015

[divider] Domestic Developments [divider] Supreme Judicial Council – Who’s in and who’s out? The Tunisian public has become accustomed to complex legal debates on its screens, with the constitution-writing process introducing us to new legal minutiae we would never have dreamed of being exposed to. However, the recent dispute over the formation of the Supreme

JF Briefing January 2015

Formation of New Government Tunisia has entered its 16th day of negotiations over the formation of the new government. Rumours abound in national media around who is in and who is out – Monday’s papers report that the new government is nearly finalized, with various leaked lists showing potential ministers. Assoor newspaper reports that the

JF Briefing Dec 16, 2014

Finances Top the Headlines Finances have been occupying the headlines in Tunisia this week, with the passing of the 2015 budget and debates over an increase in public-sector salaries and impending slashes in subsidies. The new Assembly of the People’s Representatives managed to pass the 2015 state budget in the early hours of 11 December