Munathara is an open Arab debate initiative based in Tunis.

    Our vision is to create an independent, innovative, fair and representative debating forum in which anyone can take part and voice their opinions, regardless of social status, gender, education, or even location.

    At this important juncture in the history of our region, and after the events witnessed by the Arab world since 2010, we think debating should no longer be a privilege. It is everyone’s right to be heard and engage in constructive debate to find solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Every lost voice means lost potential for the advancement of our region. Every voice matters.

    Your voice matters.

    Munathara organizes both online debates and live panel debates in various Arab cities. Anyone can take part in our forum by submitting a related opinion video of up to 99 seconds on our current debate topics. “Opinion leaders” are chosen by you, not for you: Your rating will determine which videos move up in the ranking. And, as part of our regular Musabaqat (debate competitions), we invite two top-ranking debaters, new opinion leaders selected by you, to take part in our live panel debates.

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