WHO WE ARE
INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARABIC SPEAKERS
Where we work
We are located in :
Washington D.C, USA
REVIVING ARAB DEBATE CULTURE
#Opinion Makers : Tunisia & Lebanon
Opinion Makers is a youth-oriented project that aims to strengthen the debate culture in Tunisia and Lebanon by empowering a new generation of opinion leaders to shape important national conversations.
Lubnan Townhall is Munathara’s public interest media initiative, bringing together a number of the country’s leading broadcasters to air a series of townhalls through a single, unified feed. The programs will discuss major national challenges facing Lebanon and feature the voices of young citizens from across the country.
Omour T’hemna (“What Matters to Us”) is a Public Interest Media project established in partnership with the Tunisian Union of Associative Media (UTMA) to produce local associative web-FM radio shows accessible to listeners across all 24 of Tunisian governorates.
Debating Our Destiny (DOD)
DOD aims to empower youth, women, and marginalized communities (YWM) across Arabic speaking communities in 15 countries, including: Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Yemen, and diaspora communities in Turkey, France and Germany.
Since its establishment in 2012, the Munathara Initiative has promoted the voices of youth, women and marginalized (YWM) communities in the Arabic public sphere to meet their growing desire for participation in society, politics, and governance.
Public Interest Media
Public Interest Media is broadly defined as generating and disseminating information that serves everyone in society. According to the Ethical Journalism Network, “it is about the common good, the general welfare and the security and well-being of everyone in the community we serve.”
The Munathara Initiative launches a dedicated Musabaqa (“Competition”) for each of its live shows. In order to enter a Munathara Musabaqa, participants are invited to record then upload speeches either supporting or opposing the presented Musabaqa motion in video format to MUNATHARA'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
Parallel to its online outreach campaigns, The Munathara initiative works closely with local and regional civil society organisations. Munathara’s certified outreach debate trainers provide on the ground training sessions to Arabic speakers both within and outside the MENA region, especially focusing on marginalised and rural areas.
Opinion Makers: Tunisia & Lebanon
Opinion Makers is a youth-oriented project that aims to strengthen the debate culture in Tunisia and Lebanon by empowering a new generation of opinion leaders to shape important national conversations. In pursuing this objective, Opinion Makers will expand public spaces for conversation, foster civic participation of underrepresented voices and marginalized communities, promote accountable governance through constructive engagement between duty-bearers and citizens, and give rise to and support emerging opinion leaders in the region.
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