Main photo: School desks at a primary school in Menzah 5, moved from the classrooms to the courtyard to make room for election officials and voters as the school hosted a voting center for the first round of the presidential elections on September 15, 2019. Photo by Fadil Aliriza.
Tunis Events Calendar: Week of September 16–22, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
Tunis – Meshkal news team
Every Monday, Meshkal compiles a calendar of political, cultural, and economic events taking place in Tunis for the week. No events included appear to require an entry fee. Some events are announced during the week and so may not be included at the time the events calendar is published.
Monday, September 16:
15:00 – Press conference held by the election observer team composed of IRI and NDI on the initial findings from the presidential election. Location: Movenpick Hotel, Lac 2. Registration required in advance
Tuesday, September 17:
10:00 – Press conference held by the election observer team composed of local NGOs and organized by IWatch on the initial findings from the presidential election. Location: IWatch headquarters. Rue Fatma El Fahria 17, Tunis.
11:30 – Press conference held by the election observer team of the Carter Center on the initial findings from the presidential election. Location: Movenpick Hotel, Lac 2. Registration required in advance.
12:00 – The High Independent Election Body (ISIE) is expected to announce the initial results of the first round of the presidential election. Location: ISIE Media Center, Palais des Congrés
16:00 – Press conference held by the campaign of Ennahdha’s presidential candidate Abdelfattah Mourou. Location: 23 Rue Malek Abdelazizi al Saud, Manar 2.
Wednesday, September 18:
16:00 – Presentation on the work of a critical urban studies groups founded in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings called CLUSTER. Location: The Amphitheater at ENAU.
Thursday, September 19:
16:00 – A debate on media and democracy on the topic of “Which Media does a Democracy Need” hosted by the French institute in the French language. Panelists include local and regional journalists. Location: Institut Francais de Tunisie.
18:00 – A presentation and chat on the topic of climate change, hosted by Velorution Tunisie. Event appears to be in French. Location: 5 Rue Hadrumete Notre Dame, 1082 Tunis Mutuelleville
Friday, September 20:
9:30 – A demonstration calling for action against climate change is being scheduled at Bourguiba Avenue by a group called Youth for Climate Tunisia.