Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar | Tunisia celebrated the World Democracy Day (JID 2018) between September 14 and 15, by launching a debate of "JID - Youth Talk 2018" moderated by Makki Helal
Tunisia is grown up like a baby to breath democracy...
For the third time, Tunisia celebrated the International Day of Democracy, the only gain that Tunisians achieved after the Jasmine Revolution, which began on 14 January 2011 after the overthrow of the dictatorship and tyranny. Today, the entire society is breathing democracy, despite the lack of denial of the existence of cables that limit the application of this term despite its inception.
Although I have been very keen to pursue this democratic process in my country for almost seven years as a young civil society activist, I have had the opportunity to leave the Democratic Day in 2016 and 2018, and I have not been able to do so in 2017 for professional reasons.
Since 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations announced that September 15, is the International Day of Democracy and for a celebration cause to promote and support democratic principles. It is an invitation to all to celebrate this day with the aim of raising awareness about democracy issues. It is also an opportunity to assess the state of democracy around the world.
On the opening day and for the third consecutive year in the Arena space where this event is happening annually. The political aspect of the absence of important Islamic political parties and some other remaining communities, as if they still recognize democracy and freedom and all its wealth, is a clear threat to this transitional path in Tunisia on the post-revolution of the lack of consensus of all, where this was an opportunity to emerge before the world and make their free voices...
On the other hand, I was very happy when I started to enter this beautiful space where the major forums and meetings are hosted, then, when I enter to confirm my required registration before going to the hall, although I was frankly late and missed the opening speech and a few words of the Minister of Local Affairs and Environment Mr Riadh Mouakher, I consider it important, but there there was a strong youth presence, some volunteering for their associations and institutions.
Photos from JID 2018
JID YOUTH TALK moderated by Makki Helal:
From this dialogue, Eman that it emphasizes the good and strong relationship that should be between civil society and the fourth authority as enlightenment rather than excitement. And the fact that she is prohibited in this day because she is running the plan of a municipal consultant and also her role in the civil listener that they have many issues that she wants to advocate, such as the Constitutional Court through the neutrality of the media in it.
Bouraouia Agrebi, speaking about her activities as Defending persons with disabilities, during the World Day of Democracy:
From the other side, Boraouia, is not considered respectively as of the youth category, her cause in democratic form is even more important, but this path encompasses all components of society without distinction or boundaries. She spoke to me about the problems of persons with disabilities at various levels, where she was blamed on the Tunisian media for failing to give priority to the issues they are defending and not respecting the international agreement that Tunisia signed in 2008. She says that this is where the problems first begin in the field of education, for students with disabilities ...
My statement adds that there is a complete absence of the training cycles in this area, although the Tunisian Organization for Persons with Disabilities does this training for journalists, but they do not want to deal with them for reasons that remain open for discussion.
WHAT IS THE "JID 2018" ?
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly decided to celebrate the Day International Day of Democracy (JID) on September 15 of each year for the purpose of promote and defend the principles of democracy. Everyone is invited to commemorate this day to increase public awareness of the issues democratic. It is an opportunity to re-examine the state of democracy in the world.
WHY CELEBRATE JID IN TUNISIA?
Since 2011, democratic progress has been undeniable. The spaces of freedom Tunisia has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, it has adopted a new constitution and organized a series of credible and democratic elections.
At the same time, decentralization is under way and must bring the State closer to citizens to provide them with better local services.
As democracy progresses in Tunisia, disappointment is palpable and frustrations
growing with respect to the transition, which is slow to produce these positive effects, especially on
the socio-economic plan. Disengagement and apathy are knocking on the door while the
legislative and presidential elections in 2019 are looming and that Tunisia is entering a
long process of decentralization.
The challenges to consolidate Tunisian democracy remain numerous. Nevertheless,
democratic gains are real but too often take a back seat. The JID is a
way to celebrate the progress made since 2011 and to celebrate DEMOCRACY together.
JID: WHAT OBJECTIVES?
Promote an open, inclusive and participatory debate on the state of democracy in Tunisia.
- Encourage citizen participation through the implementation of cultural actions,
artistic and educational activities around the themes of democracy.
- Celebrating democracy by bringing together the different components of society
Tunisia around common democratic values.
Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar is talking about democracy in Tunisia on 2014 at Deutsche Welle TV