How it began

In the first episode, members who are associated with Kaïs Saied's political project tell us about how they met him, and how they subsequently decided to support and work with him when he chose to run in the 2019 elections.
20 April 2022
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Dans ce premier épisode, des membres s’identifiant au projet de Kais Saied nous font découvrir l’instant de rencontre avec ce dernier, comment ils l’ont soutenu et ont travaillé avec lui lorsqu’il a décidé de se présenter aux élections de 2019.
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Issa Ziadia
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Oussema Gaidi
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Emna Chebaane

"Kaïs Saied represents an idea that I love." Aymen Ghanmi, a Kaïs Saied supporter in Sidi Bouzid.

Although his supporters considered his victory to be nothing short of inevitable and predictable, Kaïs Saied's rise to the presidency in the 2019 presidential elections was unexpected. There were no gimmicks or street rallies during his campaign, and those around him mainly consisted of young volunteers.

After Kaïs Saied entered into the Carthage Palace on October 15, 2019, these volunteers became all the more important. Kaïs Saied's victory was considered a key case for political and social studies, leading to a keen interest in identifying the people who were working alongside him. This was all the more pertinent after July 25, when it became clear that the president's rule was to "trust only those who are at the heart of the project".

This episode is an introduction into their political roles within the project, looking at their activities and structure.

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At the heart of the Project

Kais Saied's landslide victory in the 2019 presidential elections warrants a closer look at the causes, contributors, and subsequent consequences. Throughout the four episodes of the podcast "At the heart of the Project", Inkyfada attempts to introduce the members of its electoral campaign and the people who consider themselves to be "at the very heart of the project" that was represented by Kais Said. After the legal changes initiated by the president following July 25, this project is becoming increasingly clear.

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Those who have been closely involved with the Project claim that the President changed after July 25, more specifically after being - in their words - "betrayed". Indeed, they believe that Hichem El Mechichi subjected Kais Saied to "great disloyalty" whilst he presided over the government.

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Inkyfada Podcast is the first platform entirely dedicated to original Tunisian podcasts, and was conceived by Inkyfada media in collaboration with the in-house research and development laboratory, InkyLab.
Inkyfada joined the global podcast boom in 2017, when the team produced the first Tunisian audio documentary, diving deep into the belly of the El Kamour struggle taking place in the desert.
Since then, Inkyfada Podcast has produced a wide variety of documentaries, investigations, and podcast series, as well as articles accompanied by music; covering a multitude of contemporary issues in order to offer an immersive and alternative podcast experience.
Whilst exclusively offering audio content, the Inkyfada Podcast team upholds the same core values and principles of inkyfada.com, and is committed to producing high quality content though a dynamic and meticulous production process.
In addition to the permanent team, Inkyfada podcast works closely with various journalists, artists, illustrators, musicians and other content creators in order to diversify the platform and support artistic creativity.
These podcasts differ from traditional radiophonic content in that the applied production and editing process is more akin to cinematographic techniques, in addition to being web-based, downloadable and accessible on demand.
Additionally, Inkyfada Podcast uniquely offers subtitles in French, Arabic and English for all audio content, the majority of which is recorded in Tunisian or in the preferred language of the speaker in question.

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