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In this second episode, we explore the concept of the commons with expert Olfa Chebaane from the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
We will examine the commons and showcase innovative initiatives that are focused on preserving and developing them despite the challenges of our modern era.
Commons management goes beyond simple asset management and focuses on the relationships between commoners, adapting community structures and rules to resources and context.
Different examples, such as free software like Linux and peer production processes like Wikipedia, showcase the wide range of models for commons management. These examples highlight the diversity in approaches taken to manage and sustain commons resources.
Concrete experiences, such as the city of Bologna and an initiative of APEK association in Ksibet El Madiouni, demonstrate the importance of citizen participation in the management of commons. However, these initiatives can come into conflict with the established system and state institutions, raising the need to question the idea that only the state and the market can manage resources.
We also explore the role that the state should play as a regulator and guardian of commons norms to promote environmentally-respectful economic activity.
Finally, we identify the challenges for reinventing a future where commons play a central role and building a more just and balanced society through successful models that encourage citizen action and meet the needs of communities.
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.