Gamle og nye udtryk for islam i Tunesien: Regimerne og den islamiske Radio Zitouna

  • Rikke Hostrup Haugbølle
Nøgleord: islam, Tunesien, Radio Zitouna, Ben Ali

Resumé

In 2007 Tunisia’s first Islamic radio channel, Radio Zitouna, was launched. The year before, in 2006, a public expression of Islam by the population culminated when Ben Ali and his regime cracked down on women wearing the Islamic veil in public. Same year the regime caught an Islamist group planning an attack on strategic places and the president and therefore described by the regime as terrorists. With a point of departure in the theories presented by studies of the Arab authoritarian regimes it would be obvious to explain the launch of Radio Zitouna as a regime response to a threat against one of its power strongholds, Islam. However, this article widens the perspective of Radio Zitouna and includes other aspects than the relation between the radio station and the regime. Bases on analysis of a number of programmes broadcast from 2007 to 2009 and interviews with the staff at the radio station in 2009 and 2010 the article presents other contexts which do not only link to the current events in Tunisia but rather relates to a broader historical and political context.

Forfatterbiografi

Rikke Hostrup Haugbølle
Rikke Hostrup Haugbølle er ph.d. stipendiat i forskningsprojektet ”Nye islamiske offentligheder” på Institut for Tværkulturelle og Regionale Studier, Københavns Universitet. I det igangværende forskningsprojekt analyserer hun nye udtryk for islam og de nye private tunesiske mediers rolle fra 1987 til 2011. Hun har publiceret i en række internationale tidsskrifter, bl.a. Journal of North African Studies og Mediterranean Politics, og bidraget med kapitler til bøger. Efter oprøret i Tunesien i 2011 har hun været ekstern konsulent for Udenrigsministeriet og for en række danske og internationale NGO’er.
Publiceret
2017-02-05
Citation/Eksport
Haugbølle, R. (2017). Gamle og nye udtryk for islam i Tunesien: Regimerne og den islamiske Radio Zitouna. Tidsskrift for Islamforskning, 7(1), 32-52. https://doi.org/10.7146/tifo.v7i1.25311