Tunisian Islamist MP and General Rapporteur of the constitution Khedher Habib (centre) speaks with his colleagues during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on January 3, 2014 in Tunis
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Tunisian Islamist MP and General Rapporteur of the constitution Khedher Habib (centre) speaks with his colleagues during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly on January 3, 2014 in Tunis
Last updated: January 12, 2014

Tweep brings transparency to Tunisia’s constitutional process

Banner Icon Many have been asking for better information on Tunisia's constitutional process. A young team now strives to answer those questions with new social media initiative.

With immediate effect Al Bawsala tweets the latest news from Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly by reporting on the constitution’s articles, speeches and voting results. Translating from Arabic into French from within the Assembly hall, the young team attempts to bring transparency to the Tunisian constitutional process.                                                                                      

Al Bawsala, which means compass is a politically and financially independent NGO run by human rights activist Amira Yahyaoui. One of the organizaton’s objectives is, “To reposition citizens at the core of political action by offering them the means to stay updated with their elected representatives and by providing them ways to defend their fundamental rights.”

The voting pattern is also recorded and presented on the NGO’s website, which is not only useful for people outside of the Assembly but also the members themselves.

 

Christine Petré
Christine Petré is an editor at Your Middle East. You can follow her work at www.christinepetre.com.
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