[Foundation-l] Wiki-revolution

Dror Kamir dqamir at bezeqint.net
Sat Apr 2 15:14:17 UTC 2011


I found this link *http://destour.org *on the Wikipedia-ar mailing list, 
and thought it might interest people who don't speak Arabic as well. 
This is a Wiki inviting Tunisian citizens to write the country's new 
constitution the Wiki way. The site is entirely in Arabic and it 
includes a constitution draft, which the Tunisian public is supposed to 
change and amend collaboratively. According to their "about", this is an 
initiative of the Tunisian Internet Association (/Jam'iyat Tunis 
lil-Internet/), which is a non-official non-profit Tunisian 
organization. According to them, the project is run by volunteers.

To be honest, I don't give much chance to this initiative, but it is an 
interesting development nonetheless. As far as I remember, Florence told 
me about similar initiative in France by the French government, but it 
seems to be the first of its kind in the Arab world. Perhaps the close 
cultural ties between Tunisia and France played a role here, but this is 
nothing more than a speculation.

Dror K

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