constitutional ambiguity, full powers
and the gentleman of the JORT
This first episode of inkytalk, published in two parts, looks back at July 25, 2021, a date that has already made history with the decision of the President of the Tunisian Republic, Kaïs Saied, to apply Article 80 of the Constitution, and to (temporarily?) assume full powers.
Eight days after this event, inkytalk's guests take a look at the genesis of this article during the 2014 Constituent Assembly, the potential abuses involved in having full powers, but also the abuses that have existed since 2011.
Malek Khadhraoui: Journalist and executive director of inkyfada
Monia Ben Hamadi: Journalist and editorial director of inkyfada
Emna Chebaane: Civil society actor, notably within Al Bawsala
Mahdi Elleuch: Legal Agenda researcher and activist
Recorded on August 4, 2021.
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.