The International Sahara Festival held in Douz in the end of December, is an annual festival celebrating the nomadic culture of the Sahara desert. The festival which began in 1910, is today one of the biggest and most important international festivals in the world, attracting around 100,000 humans a day from all over Tunisia and other Maghrebien countries as well as tourists from all over the world.
Throughout its 4 days, the festival showcases the Saharan way of life which is basically based on camel exploitation and indeed one of the festival’s main events is the Great Race which is an international camel marathon of 42 kilometers. Other abuse event are "regular" camel races, camel wrestling, acrobatic horse riding demonstrations and Saharan dogs race, which is Arabian hound dogs chasing hares across the dunes until they catch them for the crowd’s amusement.
Politicians, economists, media and researchers from around the world will gather in Tunis from May 14 to 17 to take part in the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy. As the forum's media partner, SWI swissinfo.ch will report live from the event, and officially launch its microsite dedicated to direct democracy and its partner site, people2power.info.
The aim of the microsite swissinfo.ch/directdemocracy - online in 10 languages since December 2014 - is to inform readers about political rights and democratic processes so they can form their own opinions in order to play a greater role in the decision-making process. Switzerland's unique form of participative democracy is the focus of the site whereas people2power.info offers a global view.
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In early March, the artist and TED Prize winner JR announced his wish to turn the world “Inside Out.” Through his InsideOut Project, JR invited people around the globe to share a photo portrait – along with a statement about what they stand for – and paste the pictures in their communities. A group of photographers and organizers in Tunisia were the first to participate in an InsideOut community project, which they named Artocracy.
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