Generally perceived as working to inform and enlighten public opinion, media, in western democracies, can also be a propagandistic rhetoric, manipulated by political power.
The media is a communication power that could transform the whole society. Media has an incredible degree of influence with respect to shaping thought .This strength can be used constructively by educating people or destructively by misleading them. The West keeps criticizing the media controlled by dictatorships but what about media in democratic societies? How the media should influence the political climate and democratic process in Western democracies and are the media used by the state as propaganda arms in the West? It seems that the supposed role of the media has not been accomplished, even in western democracies, because of state media control. Accordingly, media's power declines as a democracy becomes more established.
The last two decades have seen an unprecedented spread of democracy around the globe. …
بسمي وبسم عائلتي- عائلة المرحوم محمد الناصر الشابي
بالدهماني -هذا تكذيب لكل ما نشر في وسائل الإعلام عن حادثة مستشفى جهوي بالكاف لوفاة عمي رد على مقال اقتحام قسم الاستعجالي
بالمستشفى الجهوي بالكاف رسالة مفتوحة إلى السيد وزير الصحة
العمومية و السيد وزير الداخلية
Walking in the street, I was called "ibrony" in Ghana and "Muzungu" in Kenya which means "white". I didn't take it seriously when I interacted with people. I would just smile! but deep inside for the first time I felt segregated because of my skin color especially that I see myself Black but maybe I look White. I see myself black just because people think African means black. I then thought about our racism in Tunisia...how someone would feel to be called "black" in a predominately "White" society as I felt being called "White" in predominately "black" societies. Very Complex Indeed!! I realized how racist and inappropriate are the expressions we use comfortably in Tunisian dialect of the word "black" like "kahloush", "ousif" or "abeed"... also how racist to internationally call a part of the world "Black Africa", "L'Afrique Noire"? so when will we …
Following the departure of the
former president Ben Ali, Tunisia has entered an emergency situation. A
few days after he left, we started hearing about rape, kidnapping and
violence against girls and women. More than two years after Tunisia’s
revolt, the violence has only intensified and the violations have
reached young girls more than adults.
The picture is as simple as
the dream of any Tunisian child to pursue an education. Yet, it also
holds sadness, fatigue and fear. The girl is not only striving for a
dream but also combatting poverty; a situation that even the revolution
did not change for her. She has the same old board to write on with
chalk, living in the same tiny house with her family and receiving the
same way of teaching. She might not know yet her rights for a decent
life, education and job but she only knows that she has to go to school
to fulfill her dream.
we have usually been asked, “what would you like to be when you grow
up?” the mo…